Stacked turkey enchiladas are so easy to make. I make them all year long using leftover turkey from holiday meals or substituting leftover chicken the rest of the year. This is a terrific way to use up those leftover pieces of store bought fried chicken as well. Just pull the turkey or chicken off of the carcass or bones, discard the skin, and chop into small bite size pieces. Your family won’t even know they are eating leftovers.
- For each stack use
- 5 - 6 corn tortillas
- 1½ cups chopped turkey/chicken
- ½ - ¾ cup chopped onion
- ¾ - 1 cup shredded Mexi-blend or cheddar cheese
- 1 medium or 2 sm cans of enchilada sauce
- Pre-heat the solar oven while preparing the recipe.
- Layer a corn tortilla in the bottom of a solar safe dish. Add several spoonfuls of enchilada sauce and spread on the tortilla. Add another tortilla.
- Add a layer of chopped turkey, onion, cheese, and enchilada sauce.
- Add a layer of 1 or 2 tortillas, adding sauce in between the tortillas.
- Add another layer of chopped turkey, onion, cheese, and enchilada sauce.
- Add a final layer of 1 or 2 tortillas, adding sauce in between the tortillas.
- Spread the top tortilla with the remaining enchilada sauce.
- Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
- Bake in a hot solar oven for 1½ hours depending on oven temperature.
Actual Cooking time will vary depending on the type of solar cooker, the weather, and the amount of food being cooked. For best results, and the shortest cooking time, keep the oven pointed directly into the sun.
This recipe can be heated in the kitchen oven, the microwave, or made in a crockpot. Since the ingredients are cooked, all you need to do is heat the enchiladas until they are warm, and the cheese melted. The time it will take will vary depending on your cooking method.
I made this in the Sunflair Mini solar oven. Because all of the ingredients are cooked, this is a great quick Heat & Eat recipe. I keep the ingredients on hand in the cupboard, including a can of diced chicken, so I can pop this in the oven anytime I want. I generally serve this with refried beans or rice. Don’t forget the chips and salsa and guacamole!
What do you make with leftover turkey?