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Turkey and Bean Taco Enchiladas

A fast and easy recipe that's part taco and part enchilada in a casserole.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil plus more for greasing dish
  • 1 tbsp. Worscestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15- ounce can pinto beans strained and rinsed
  • 2 cups jarred tomato salsa plus more for serving
  • 2-3 green onions sliced
  • 10 corn tortillas The original recipe called for 6 cups of tortilla chips. If you don’t mind the added fat that’s a tasty alternative.
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar and Monterey jack blend
  • sour cream optional
  • shredded lettuce optional
  • 2 to matoes diced optional
  • 1 avocado sliced optional


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the ground turkey.
  • Cook until slightly pink, then drain off excess fat.
  • Season turkey with Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano, a pinch of salt, and a few grinds of pepper.
  • Brown the meat, breaking it up into smaller pieces, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add beans, salsa and 1/2 cup water.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer until the sauce thickens and coats the meat, about 5 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Layer half the tortillas on the bottom of the oiled casserole dish.
  • Spread half the meat mixture on top.
  • Sprinkle half the cheese over the meat.
  • Sprinkle half the green onions on top of cheese
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas, meat and cheese.
  • Bake uncovered until the cheese melts and the casserole is hot, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, let stand for 5 minutes, and serve.
  • Top with your favorites—sour cream, lettuce, and/or tomato. Serve with avocado, salsa, and tortilla chips on the side.


There are a lot of possible variations on this recipe. The first time I made it, I replaced the cooked regular onion with green onion. You could also add sliced olives as a layer. Have fun!
Keyword Casserole, Easy