December 01, 2009

Tuesdays At The Table - Leftover Turkey Enchilada Casserole

For those of you that only check in on Tuesdays - I hope you had a FABULOUS Thanksgiving filled with family, friends and food!

If you're like me, you have tons of leftovers.  I got tired of looking at the Turkey carcass on Sunday night and carved all the meat off of it.  :-)

Lovely Yellow Ribbons

My mom heard a turkey enchilada casserole on Rachael Ray, and passed it along to me.  I was only half listening - but it came out GREAT!

Leftover Turkey Enchilada Casserole

1 1/2 to 2 cups of cooked turkey, diced
1 package flour tortillas
1 jar (16 oz) salsa verde
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese
3 tablespoons (approximately) vegetable oil

Mix diced turkey and about 3/4 (12 oz) of the salsa verde in a bowl and set aside.

Heat tortillas in the oil, one at a time for about  10 seconds.  Drain on paper towels.

In casserole dish, place a layer of tortillas. Top with ½ of turkey mixture and ½ of black beans. Place another layer of tortillas topped with turkey mixture and beans. Top with tortillas. Place the last 4 oz of salsa verde on top of tortillas. Top casserole with cheese.

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.  Serve with sour cream and guacamole (optional).

What's cooking in your kitchen?

And now, for today's Christmas song of the day...  :-)


  1. I wish I had leftover turkey. :( We went to someone else's house for Thanksgiving. I love turkey sandwiches!

  2. I definitely want to make this - it sounds absolutely delicious!

  3. thanks for the song!! I love carol of the bells!!

  4. What a great and different way to use up the Turkey.My famly is getting tired of the leftovers I think. I'm making some pot pies today and freezing them.
    Thanks for hosting!

  5. That does sound good and a great way to use up the rest of the turkey!

  6. I just watched a special on PBS with the Celtic Women on it, reminded me to take out their CD again. Walking on the Air has always been my favorite by them.

    Great minds think alike, we used our leftover turkey to make green enchiladas, only ours are more unhealthy no beans only lots of cheese!

  7. I still have turkey in my fridge...I can't wait to try this recipe!!

  8. Sounds great! This is my first time here, and you have such a cute site!

    We ate most of our leftovers, but in another couple weeks I'll be up for trying new leftover ideas! Hubby adores turkey so he'll be so excited to combine turkey and his other favorite - Mexican!

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  9. Hey, keep in mind you're only supposed to leave that kind of stuff in the fridge for 3 days before you throw it out. But, I guess you made the 3 day mark when you made the casserole.

    Justine :o )

  10. This looks yummy.. I know you were just by but I just put something fun up on my blog if you want to join in..

  11. Here in Mexico, enchiladas are not made with flour tortillas but I think my grandma will love to try your recipe!
    Kisses and hugs


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