I often share our favorite family recipes here on Clarks Condensed. These are recipes that we eat time and time again – and most of them I grew up eating myself. Not surprisingly, these recipes tend to be the most popular recipes we have. People love simple, feel-good food!
It’s about time I shared one of my favorite enchilada recipes. While I enjoy chicken enchiladas the most, beef enchiladas are a close second. We don’t use a lot of ground beef though – it’s expensive, and it’s not that good for you, so I often make ground turkey enchiladas instead. They taste just about the same, but they are better for you.
We are always looking to use “smarter” ingredients in our meals – as in, swapping out certain ingredients for healthier ones. When I decided to swap out ground beef with ground turkey in this recipe, I thought it would be fun to come up with a few better-for-you alternatives as well.
First off, instead of using white tortillas, I used whole wheat tortillas. I actually prefer the taste! Instead of frying the tortillas before putting them in the pan, I just heated a skillet up and cooked them each for 20 seconds or so on each side. They got nice and crispy.
Another trick I like to use is using beans in place of some of the meat. It’s an easy way to make your meat go a little further, add more fiber to your meal, and cut out some of the fat. Instead of using a whole pound of ground turkey, I used 1/2 pound and about 1/3 cup of refried black beans. Forrest loved the addition of the beans, and I felt like it really added a little something special as well.
I also used shredded cheese and sour cream. Now, I know these aren’t the lowest calorie ingredients, but I feel like they are essential in enchiladas. We aren’t getting too crazy here and eliminating all the flavor in life! However, it’s a good idea to be smart about the types of cheese and sour cream that you buy. We are a big fan of the Horizon Organic brand. The sour cream is low fat, contains live and active cultures, and it’s completely organic. The cheese is a great source of protein and is organic as well. We love it!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organics. The opinions and text are all mine.