Monday, February 7, 2011

Auntie's Favorite Turkey Enchilada Casserole

Yesterday evening was a bittersweet time ... we were closing in on the last night of Jeremy being off for his 4 days and starting a new work week.  I doubt I am alone in this thought- you try to savor the last moments of your vacation, date, weekend, whatever it may be; but as that time draws to a close, you find yourself melancholy because the end of your time is drawing near.  This is how I felt yesterday.  We had a wonderful, stress free few days of pure family time ... no place to be or time schedule to keep ... we just took each day for what it was -it was great.  Before we had to join back with reality, my sister and her boyfriend came over for dinner.  I find that I don't make this particular meal very often, but when I do, my sister is having the meal with us!  I LOVE having family over and the kids love having their Auntie there too!  Cole requested that when Auntie and Greg came over for dinner that we watch How to Train Your Dragon AGAIN!  The boys have a slight addiction to this movie and are beginning to reenact scenes ... perhaps we should send it back to Netflix before they become full time Dragons.  Well, while Jeremy and Greg finished the last minutes of the Superbowl I wrapped up dinner and we began our evening of Mexican food and Dragons ...

This particular mexican dish is a family favorite, and I should make it more often as it has a little of this and a little of that- I love that every time I make it I change it up a bit too depending upon what is in the pantry, last night's rendition went a bit like this ...

I browned my ground turkey in my dutch oven with some red pepper, taco seasoning and onion.

While the meat was cooking, I collected my next round of ingredients- a can of cream of mushroom soup, a can of cream of chicken soup, salsa, tapatio, garlic powder and enchilada sauce.

Once the meat was cooked through, one by one I added each of the above ingredients stirring after each addition.  I used both cans of soup and the bottle of enchilada sauce, 2 c salsa, a few dashes of tapatio and garlic powder.

While I let the sauce marinate the ground turkey, I cut a bag of tortillas into squares for later.

Once the sauce was cooked through, I added a mexican blend of cheese.  I just pour on top, so add to your liking ...

Now that the cheese is stirred into the sauce, mix in the tortilla pieces as well.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9 x 13 dish for your meal to bake in.

Pour into your pan and top with more cheese to bake for 25 minutes.  

Our evening was spent with family, food, movies and laughter!

 Me and my hubby


Cole and Auntie

Auntie and Greg

Braydon being a dragon

Love his sweet profile

Watching our movie

Cole took this picture, not bad huh!?


  1. mmmmmm...Thanks for some more yummy dishes to make!

  2. Seriuosly, you inspire me! I love your dishes and I always have something new to pick up at Trader Joes after reading your blog. I have a chicken enchilada recipe that uses a lot of your Mexican dish ingredients - sooo yummy! AND, I just picked up my pancake pen at William Sonoma the other day. Can't wait to use it. =0)

  3. Thank you, I love trying out new stuff and Trader Joe's is so fun for changing things up a bit!! So fun about your pancake pen- you will LOVE it!