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Makeover Gourmet Enchiladas

Our pros created a healthier version of Beth’s dish by tweaking the original. With this better-for-you recipe, now you can enjoy their great flavor more often! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    2 dishes (6 servings each)


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% cottage cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 12 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the cottage cheese, sour cream, chiles, cumin and coriander; set aside.
  • For sauce, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onion until tender. Stir in the tomato sauce, salsa, chili powder, oregano, garlic powder and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Place a heaping 1/2 cup meat mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in two 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Pour sauce over top.
  • Sprinkle one dish with 6 tablespoons cheese; cover and freeze for up to 3 months. Bake the remaining dish, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • To use frozen enchiladas: Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, covered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 358 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 715mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
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  • Joan89
    Feb 15, 2010

    I would definately make this again, however with the following additions: Add 1/4 t. sea salt to both the ground beef and turkey and 1/4 t. sea salt to the onions. I also increased the cumin and corriander to 1 t. and added 1 t. oregano. Also, I added 1t. cumin to the sauce.

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  • teresa.rea
    Sep 24, 2009

    This was fabulous!! Easy, and the second one in the freezer is a bonus!