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Low Carb Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos

These turkey enchilada stuffed poblanos are a fantastic Mexican-inspired meal. Low carb and gluten free recipe.

Low Carb Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos - a fantastic Mexican-inspired recipe


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This dish is a seriously awesome combination of flavors. The turkey enchilada filling works perfectly with the slight heat from the poblanos, and then the sauce and cheese just make the meal complete.

Carb count for this meal is 10g net per serving – but it is SUPER filling and you won't even need a salad on the side! Alternatively you could also serve it as an appetizer for four people – but it would still be a pretty good serving!

There are several components to this meal – but don't let the long ingredient or instruction list put you off! The result is so delicious, it's definitely worth it!

You might also like my recipe for low carb chilaquiles rojos!

How to Make Low Carb Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos

Prepare the poblanos by cutting them in half lengthwise and removing the seeds and core. Use tongs to roast the skin of the poblanos over an open flame, turning the peppers until the skin is blistered all over.Low Carb Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos - a fantastic Mexican-inspired recipe

Once blistered, place each poblano in a plastic bag, and let steam for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the enchilada sauce. I use my Mexican Dry Rub for this – and as you can see I use it so often I make a big batch at a time! It's basically a combination of ground cumin, paprika, and dried oregano.Low Carb Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos - a fantastic Mexican-inspired recipe

Stir it into canned tomato sauce and set aside.

For the turkey, add some olive oil to a large skillet over a medium heat. Add ground turkey, onion powder, and garlic paste. When the meat has browned, add two tablespoons of the sauce, together with salt and pepper.Low Carb Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos - a fantastic Mexican-inspired recipe

Pour the remaining sauce into the base of a baking dish.  Use a dinner knife or similar to scrape off the charred skin of the peppers, then place the peppers in the baking dish.Low Carb Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos - a fantastic Mexican-inspired recipe

Divide the turkey mixture over the top of the poblanos, then sprinkle some shredded cheese over the top of the turkey (I used chihuahua, but any Mexican blend would work well).Low Carb Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos - a fantastic Mexican-inspired recipe

Cover the dish with foil and roast in a preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the cover and continue to roast for another 5-7 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown. Garnish with a chopped green onion and fresh cilantro leaves, then serve.

Low Carb Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos - a fantastic Mexican-inspired recipe

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Low Carb Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos - a fantastic Mexican-inspired recipe

Low Carb Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos

Low Carb Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Poblanos

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A fantastic Mexican-inspired dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 poblano peppers

For the enchilada sauce

  • 8 oz canned tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

For the filling

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic paste, or minced garlic
  • salt and pepper

To finish

  • ½ cup shredded cheese

To garnish

  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 tbs cilantro leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Prepare the poblanos by cutting them in half lengthwise and removing the seeds and core. Use tongs to roast the skin of the poblanos over an open flame, turning the peppers until the skin is blistered all over.
  3. Once blistered, place each poblano in a plastic bag, and let steam for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the enchilada sauce by mixing all ingredients together. Set aside.
  5. For the turkey filling, add the olive oil to a large skillet over a medium heat. Add ground turkey, onion powder, and garlic paste. When the meat has browned, add two tablespoons of the sauce, together with salt and pepper.
  6. Pour the remaining sauce into the base of a baking dish.
  7. Use a dinner knife or similar to scrape off the charred skin of the peppers, then place the peppers in the baking dish.
  8. Divide the turkey mixture over the top of the poblanos, then sprinkle some shredded cheese over the top.
  9. Cover the dish and roast for 20 minutes. Remove the cover and continue to roast for another 5-7 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown. Garnish with chopped green onions and fresh cilantro leaves, then serve.

Notes

10g net carbs per serving (two stuffed poblano halves)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 461Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 146mgSodium 892mgCarbohydrates 14gNet Carbohydrates 10gFiber 4gSugar 8gProtein 62g
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