Beefy Turnip Greens Enchiladas (paleo enchiladas)

These beefy, paleo enchiladas substitute the traditional tortillas with turnip leaves. (grain-free, gluten-free)
Beefy Turnip Greens Enchiladas (paleo enchiladas)

Beefy Turnip Greens Enchiladas


  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 4 slices uncooked bacon, finely diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chili (or chili powder)
  • 1 3/4 cups enchilada sauce
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 12-14 turnip greens leaves, bottom stem cut off
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cook beef, bacon, carrot, onion, garlic, salt and chipotle in a large skillet on medium heat for approximately 8 minutes until meat is no longer pink. Add 1/2 cup enchilada sauce and 1/2 cup chopped cilantro to the mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer for 5 minutes uncovered.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of an 8×11 casserole dish. Using a slotted spoon, spoon beef mixture into the middle of a turnip green leaf. Fold over one side and then the other. Place seam side down in the casserole dish. Continue this step until mixture is gone.
  4. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the dish. Cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Garnish with black olives and remaining cilantro.
  6. Enjoy!

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  1. blogagog says:


    How can anyone eat that stuff? It's like creating a magnificent meal, and dusting it with dried animal turds. What is wrong with you people? Don't put that garbage on ANYTHING! There are a few people who like cilantro. Simply put, those people are wrong. Cilantro is the only thing so disgusting that it can make me wretch just by thinking about it. Blech. Why not just cover your food in stink bugs? It'd taste the same.

    I love the cavegirl, but she really jumped the shark here. Cilantro. Sheesh.

  2. Not a big fan of turnip greens myself. More a Collards or Mustard girl. Though the recipe is interesting…while I attempt Paleo often, I have some serious bread eaters in my house – and I don't have a don't eat button. So this is worth trying, if I can just get one paleo meal and possible do some (slow) converter of the carb eaters at home. lol

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  4. Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving says:

    I can see why you would use turnip greens, it seems like they would hold up better to the baking. I miss enchiladas so I'm going to give this a go :) Love that there's bacon in this too!

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