Spicy Turkey Enchiladas

I have more cookbooks than novels.

I used to love pink so much that you’d’ve thought I lived in the 60’s if you saw my room in my parent’s house. Here’s the proof:

I love going to the dentist.

AND I don’t like spicy food.

…until now.

Make these right away. You’ll have a very happy husband…at least I did. 😉


Spicy Turkey Enchiladas


  • 1 pound ground breast turkey (I used 99% fat free)
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 10 whole wheat tortillas (I used 7″ La Tortilla Factory Whole Wheat Low Carb Tortillas)
  • 1 (10 ounce) can medium enchilada sauce
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 lime, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a pan over medium heat, sauté the turkey, onion and bell pepper in the olive oil.
  3. Once the vegetables start to get tender and the turkey isn’t pink any more, add in the pepper, chili powder, cumin, ground red pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
  4. Stir and sauté until cooked through and completely tender.
  5. In a 9″x13″ pan, lay the tomato slices evenly on the bottom.
  6. Evenly distribute the turkey and vegetables on the tortillas.
  7. Roll the tortillas and place seam side down on top of the tomatoes.
  8. Pour the enchilada sauce on top of the tortilla rolls.
  9. Place the cheese slices on top of the tortilla rolls.
  10. Cover the pan with a domed foil, leaving no air to escape and not allowing the cheese to touch the foil.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes.
  12. Turn the oven on broil and remove the foil.
  13. Broil just until bubbly and light brown.
  14. Serve with a slice of lime squeezed on top and a dollop of light sour cream or non fat plain Greek yogurt to cut the spice.


  1. That is a lot of pink!… (Is it just me, or does Leland have pink highlights?) The recipe sounds like a winner. Let me know if you want me to share some of my “spicy” recipes with you. We’ll convert you before you know it! Ü

    1. Haha…it’s a bad quality photo (iPhone 3). But, thanks….my husband is in the processes of converting me. I have a feeling it’s going to take a while. 😉

  2. Hello there! Thanks so much for the recipe! I tried it out tonight and it was a big hit! I’ve already posted pictures of my version on my blog! It was so yummy! 🙂

  3. Yumm-O! Those are looking SO tasty! And I love pink too! 😉 I do believe I was made to be in the 60’s, but made a leap and ended up born in 1983 instead.. for some reason I seem to have a weird thing for the 60’s. But I love it. And I will keep on having a thing for it.

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