Chilaquiles with Turkey Chorizoand curtido / sour cream
Made in just one pan with minimal prep, chilaquiles are a great addition to the weeknight meal rotation. Tortillas are chopped, fried in a bit of oil, and folded in at the end of cooking to create a rustic dish that is hearty and full of flavor.
Smarts: We featured another chilaquiles in the past so check out that version if you want ideas for additional variations and toppings.
- Chili powder - 1 tsp
- Paprika - 1 tsp
- Cumin - 1 tsp
- Garlic powder - 1 tsp
- Coriander - 1 tsp
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
- Turkey, ground - 1 lb
- Tortillas, corn and taco-sized - 8, chopped into 2” / 5 cm pieces
- Bell peppers, any color - 1, diced
- Onions, medium - 1/2, diced
- Limes - 1, wedges
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
- Enchilada sauce, red (10 oz / 283 g) - 1 can (use any store-bought variety; mild or spicy)
- Stock, any type - 1/4 cup
- Sour cream - 6 Tbsp (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
- Curtido Pickled Cabbage (leftover from Tuesday) - ~2 cups
- Tortillas - Chop tortillas into 2” / 5 cm pieces. (Note: If time allows, leave tortillas uncovered at room temperature for a few hours and up to a day. They will hold up better during cooking if they are a bit stale.) (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Make spice mix - Combine chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, coriander, salt, and black pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Bell peppers / Onions - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Season turkey - Stir spice mix into turkey. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
- Limes - Slice limes into wedges.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add first part of oil and then chopped tortillas. Cook tortillas, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted, 5 to 6 minutes. Set aside.
- Return skillet to stovetop and increase to medium-high heat. Add second part of oil and then bell peppers and onions. Saute until vegetables are tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add turkey and saute, breaking it apart, until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes more.
- Pour enchilada sauce and stock over turkey and stir to combine. Simmer for 1 minute to reduce slightly.
- Add tortillas back to pan and stir until tortillas are warmed through and coated in sauce.
- Divide chilaquiles between serving bowls and top with sour cream and curtido (leftover from this recipe). Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over top. Enjoy!
This meal has 7 reviews
This was delicious. I used store bought tortillas and we used them to scoop and eat the chilaquiles. I will make this again.
So delicious!!! The curtido was excellent, and the spice level was good. We used both pinto and pink beans for pulse diversity.
This was absolutely delicious! I modified it a little - I used ground chicken breast instead of turkey but used the same seasonings as listed. I also topped it with Monterey Jack Cheese at the very end. I made a garden salad instead of the curtido. I will definitely make this again!
Very good but so spicy I can't feel my face. I did use mild enchilada sauce but next time I will skip the jalapeños and chili powder.
This was such comfort food! Made this because I had leftover house-made chips from a local Mexican restaurant, so the meal came together quickly. Made my own gluten-free enchilada sauce, and the whole dish was creamy and rich. The curtido was a good complement -- bright and light.
The flavors are good & I think they will be even better tomorrow. Not a fan of the tortillas being mixed in, they will be mush by tomorrow. I think I would just put it on a tortilla next time instead.