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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cindy's Turkey Enchiladas! (Spanish Rice and Flour Tortillas too!)

All I can say is WOW! This recipe turned out WONDERFUL! The only recipe that isn't my own is the four tortilla recipe. Its a little early for supper, but I went ahead and made everything so I just have to pop it in the oven. Had a little taste though, I wouldn't post it without tasting it! lol

Flour Tortillas

4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbs. lard
1 1/2 c. luke warm water

Mix all dry ingredients together with a whisk. Mix in lard with hands until it resembles cornmeal. Slowly add water. Lightly flour flat surface and rolling pin. Divide dough into 24 balls...let sit for at least 10 minutes. Roll each one out until quite thin and round. Heat Skillet on med-high heat. Flip every ten seconds until golden bubbles on both sides. Unless using all at once, you want to put them into a large Ziploc bag while still warm so they stay moist. You can freeze, or store them at room temp for about a week. Per Serving: 86 calories, 138 sodium, 16 carbs, 2.2 protein, and 1.3 fat.

Cindy's Turkey Enchiladas

1 lb. ground beef or turkey, extra lean
1-2 pkg. enchilada sauce ( depending on how saucy you like it)
1/2 c onion and pepper mix
8 oz. shredded taco blend cheese
1 can low sodium re fried beans
8-12 flour tortillas

Brown ground beef with onion and pepper mix, drain. add 1/2 cup sauce to mixture. Add enough sauce to bottom of baking dish to cover it. Fill each tortilla with about 1/4 c beef mixture, roll, and put into dish. Finish by covering with the rest of the sauce and cheese (you can add cheese to beef mixture if you would like) Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes until bubbly.
Per Serving: 352 calories, 19 carbs, 16 fat, 15 protein, and 404 sodium

Cindy's Spanish Rice

2 c instant brown rice
2 c chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes, no salt added
chili powder (you can add any spice depending on your liking)
In a medium sauce pan, bring broth, chili powder, and tomatoes to a boil. Add rice and cook, COVERED, over medium heat for 5 minutes. Take off heat and let sit, covered, for 5 more minutes. ENJOY! Per serving: 185 calories, 39 carbs, 1 fat, 5 protein, 285 sodium

All of these separate are not that bad, but put them all together for one meal and it is a lot more calories, carbs, and sodium that I eat on a daily basis. So if you are trying to lose weight, I would use this meal as your "cheat day". And it is worth it!

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