Saturday, August 16, 2008

Turkey Enchilada Pie

I officially rejoined Weight Watchers last Monday. I've been really good on my diet this week. Totally within points, and I've worked out 5 days in a row using Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred DVD (which I highly recommend!!).

Anyways, being a member of Weight Watchers means I have an eTools membership. So, points values* will be determined using that tool instead of SparkRecipes. Along with that, eTools gives me GREAT W/W friendly recipes that I can adapt (and it will count points as I adapt). So, here is my first recipe that I made for Joey and I last night.

To me, it was spicy and I wish I would have used green chiles instead of jalapenos. I also cut this into 8 wedges instead of 6. (didn't read directions well so I ate less points than I thought for supper)

Before I show the results of this dish, I want to give a shout-out to Rachael Ray (yes, I *heart* her!). This Furi tool pictured below, rocks my world in chopping vegetables. I usually cut myself a lot with using knives, and with this tool, my hands are safely on the grip! :) I found it (with cutting board) for $15 at Tuesday Morning!!

Look at how fine that chop is...I'm wowed by myself!!

Turkey Enchilada Pie
Source: Weight Watchers

* 1 sprays cooking spray
* 3/4 pound lean ground turkey (used 1 lb.)
* 1 medium onion(s), chopped
* 1 tsp chili powder
* 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
* 1 cup fat-free skim milk (used lowfat at FI's request)
* 4 oz canned jalapeno peppers, drained and chopped
* 1/2 tsp ground cumin
* 3 large burrito-size wheat flour tortilla(s)
* 3 cup tomato(es), chopped (omitted because I'm a creole tomato snob and they are
out of season for the year :( )
* 10 Tbsp low-fat shredded cheddar cheese (used 2% mexican blend cheese)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat. Place turkey, onion and chili powder in skillet and cook until turkey is browned, stirring occasionally to break up meat, about 8 minutes. Remove turkey mixture from skillet and set aside.

Place skillet over medium-high heat and add flour. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium; simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes.

Remove skillet from heat; stir in turkey mixture, jalapenos and cumin.

Wrap tortillas in damp paper towels and microwave on HIGH until softened, about 15 seconds. Place 1 tortilla in bottom of a 9-inch pie plate. Spread 1/3 of turkey mixture over tortilla. Spoon 1 cup of tomato on top and sprinkle with 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) of cheese. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients ending up with 2 tablespoons of cheese.

Cover pie plate with aluminum foil and cook until cheese melts and filling is warmed through, about 15 minutes. Let stand, covered, 2 minutes before cutting into 6 wedges.

Here is the pie out the oven :)

Check out how gooey those layers look...YUMMY!

Points*: 6

The site provided says it's 4 points but eTools' recipe link (which I can't give because W/W has recipes in flash so bleh...) says I would calculate 6 to be safe here!


bakingblonde said...

This is soooooo a recipe I would love!!

Melissa said...

Cool - I had to comment on the chopping knife. That looks very similar to an Alaskan ulu! We went to Alaska last year and I was so excited to buy one of them! Unfortunately, DH wanted a nice one - made from real mammoth bone, and so we don't actually use it. I wish I had gotten one to use. Everyone says they are awesome. I have never seen anything similar here.

ARLENE said...

I'm copying this recipe right now. I use eTools, too. So much better than the old paper journals.