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Air Fryer Enchiladas With Turkey and Black Beans

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With the perfect Mexican flavor, these Air Fryer enchiladas are a delicious meal that you can put together when you’re entertaining or are just celebrating taco Tuesday with the family.

They’re put together in the Air Fryer, which makes them have the perfect balance of texture.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

These Air Fryer enchiladas are my family favorite, simply because they have a ton of different toppings and customization options.

Everyone gets to pick what they like, and before I know it, all the enchiladas are gone!

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need just a few simple ingredients to make the Air Fryer enchiladas.

  • Olive Oil: Used for frying, it adds a subtle richness to the dish.
  • Yellow Onion & Minced Garlic: Are the flavor foundations, adding a savory depth to the enchiladas.
  • Ground Turkey: A lean protein that keeps the dish healthy and satisfying.
  • Ground Cumin, Chili Powder & Ground Pepper: Give the turkey a warm, smoky flavor with a hint of heat.
  • Tomato Paste: Intensifies the tomato flavor and thickens the sauce.
  • Black beans: Adds heartiness and fiber, contributing to the filling’s texture.
  • Knorr Caldo de Pollo: Enhances the overall savory flavor.
  • Lime Juice: Adds a fresh, citrusy tang that balances the spices.
  • Yellow Corn Tortillas: Add a nice texture and traditional taste.
  • Shredded Cheese: Melts over the top, adding a creamy, rich layer of flavor.
  • Green Enchilada Sauce: Pours over the enchiladas, adding a tangy and slightly spicy flavor.
Air Fryer Enchiladas With Turkey And Black Beans

How To Make the Air Fryer Enchiladas?

Once you have your ingredients ready, here’s what you’ll need to do to make the enchiladas in the Air Fryer.

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Step 1: Sauté Onions

Add oil to a skillet over medium-high heat. Dice the onion and add it to the skillet and sauté for 6-8 minutes until the diced onions are translucent.

Step 2: Add Turkey and Spices

Add the ground turkey and chop it up. Add the spices and tomato paste and mix. 

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Step 3: Add Beans and Sauce

Add the canned black beans and Caldo de Pollo, and mix. Light coat the pan in enchilada sauce. 

Step 4: Heat Tortillas

Microwave the corn tortillas for 1 minute. They will be hot but as they cool, they will be pliable enough to roll and not break.

Step 5: Fill Up the Tortillas & Roll

Add a heaping tablespoon of meat and beans to the center of the tortilla and roll. Dab a little enchilada sauce on the inside lip of the tortilla so as you roll flour tortillas over the outside lip, the sauce keeps it rolled close.

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Step 6: Top With Enchilada Sauce and Cheese and Cook

Fill the pan with enchiladas, then add more of the remaining enchilada sauce to the tops of the enchiladas. Cook at 375°f for 6-8 minutes, add cheese, and then cook for 3 minutes.

Step 7: Top and Serve

Let cool then enjoy topped with sour cream, chives, and or cilantro. 

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Cooking Tips

While making the Air Fryer enchiladas is super easy, you might want to take note of these tips and tricks too.

  • I have use corn tortillas for this recipe, but you can also choose to use flour tortillas or any other gluten free tortillas if you want to.
  • Don’t have green enchilada sauce that the recipe calls for? You can make do with homemade enchilada sauce too!
  • I also think using red enchilada sauce can be a great idea- it can add such a nice color to the dish.
  • I have used shredded cheese, but you can also choose to use sharp cheddar cheese or cream cheese instead if you want to. Just make sure you spread the cream cheese evenly on the surface of the tortillas.
  • When you make Air Fryer enchiladas, remember to line Air Fryer basket with some parchment paper before you layer the tortilla rolls.
  • Stick to a thin layer of the enchiladas to get that perfect crisp texture you’re looking for.
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What Other Fillings Can I Use?

I have used ground turkey and black beans as the key ingredients for the filling, but you can also experiment with other toppings when it comes to making these Air Fryer enchiladas.

By swapping the turkey with shredded chicken breasts or cooked chicken, you can easily whip up some Air Fryer chicken enchiladas. To cut down the cooking time, you can just use some rotisserie chicken.

If you’re using cooked chicken breasts, just remember to season it well before you load it into the tortillas. Using seasoned chicken will ensure that your enchiladas are full of flavor.

Ground beef also makes for an excellent filling for the enchiladas. To season these, you can use a bit of taco seasoning.

You can also add Mexican rice and your other favorite Mexican toppings into the enchilada mixture.

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What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Mexican Street Corn Salad:
    Grilled corn tossed with mayo, lime, and cotija cheese.
  • Avocado Salsa:
    Creamy avocados, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lime juice.
  • Cilantro Lime Rice:
    Fluffy rice infused with fresh cilantro and zesty lime.
  • Black Bean Salad:
    Vibrant mix of black beans, corn, peppers, and red onions.
  • Pico de Gallo:
    Diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, and lime.
  • Guacamole:
    Mashed avocados with tomatoes, onions, and a hint of garlic.
  • Mexican Slaw:
    Shredded cabbage, carrots, and a tangy lime vinaigrette.
  • Roasted Salsa Verde:
    Charred tomatillos, jalapeños, and cilantro blended for a zesty kick.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

Air frying enchiladas makes them nice and crispy, and the cheese melts and coats the enchiladas beautifully.

If you have any leftovers, you’ll need to move them to a clean container or a shallow pan, cover it with cling wrap or aluminum foil and then refrigerate it for up to 2 days.

Air Fryer Enchiladas With Turkey And Black Beans

Air Fryer Enchiladas With Turkey And Black Beans

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

Easy Air Fryer Enchiladas with Turkey and Black Beans

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed well and drained
  • 1 teaspoon Knorr Caldo de Pollo
  • 1 whole lime, juiced
  • 12 yellow corn tortillas 
  • 1 cup shredded cheese 
  • 1 14oz can of green enchilada sauce

Instructions

Step 1: Sauté Onions

Add oil to a skillet over medium-high heat. Dice the onion and add it to the skillet and sauté for 6-8 minutes until the diced onions are translucent.

Step 2: Add Turkey and Spices

Add the ground turkey and chop it up. Add the spices and tomato paste and mix.

Step 3: Add Beans and Sauce

Add the canned black beans and Caldo de Pollo, and mix. Light coat the pan in enchilada sauce. 

Step 4: Heat Tortillas

Microwave the corn tortillas for 1 minute. They will be hot but as they cool, they will be pliable enough to roll and not break.

Step 5: Fill Up the Tortillas & Roll

Add a heaping tablespoon of meat and beans to the center of the tortilla and roll. Dab a little enchilada sauce on the inside lip of the tortilla so as you roll flour tortillas over the outside lip, the sauce keeps it rolled close.

Step 6: Top with Enchilada Sauce and Cheese and Cook

Fill the pan with enchiladas, then add more of the remaining enchilada sauce to the tops of the enchiladas.  Cook at 375°f for 6-8 minutes, add cheese, and then cook for 3 minutes.

Step 7: Top and Serve

Let cool then enjoy topped with sour cream, chives, and or cilantro.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 309mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g

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