Ground Turkey Enchilada Stew with Quinoa


Ground turkey enchilada stew with quinoa. Stir in lime juice before serving.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 (19 ounce) can enchilada sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked quinoa

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup frozen corn

  • ½ cup salsa

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir turkey in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  2. Combine browned turkey, enchilada sauce, black beans, quinoa, diced tomatoes and chiles, water, corn, salsa, onion, green bell pepper, chili powder, garlic, and cumin in a slow cooker.

  3. Cook in the slow cooker on High until quinoa is tender and flavors are blended, about 4 hours. Stir in Cheddar cheese and cilantro.

Cook's Note:

Use any color bell peppers you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

452 Calories
19g Fat
44g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 452
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 943mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 296mg 23%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 885mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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