It's no secret that we love tex mex or mexican food. I've pretty much made every form I can think of, in every different combination to produce a delicious meal. I still read blogs and find new ways to take the similar foods that I love and put them in a new way. If you know of any more, please, don't hesitate to let me know.
Here is an example of foods that I eat all the time put in yet another different way that we all enjoyed.
I altered the recipe some, I added the refried beans in with the ground turkey mixture. I thought the idea of spreading refried beans didn't sound fun. I also added a can of black beans. I love pretty food and I knew that these would help in making it pretty.
Oh, who am I kidding. We all know I love beans and look for any and every excuse to add them.
This almost seemed like a 7 layer dip type of recipe in a casserole form. I took the advice of others and ate it with chips. I made my own homemade whole wheat tortilla chips with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
It is a pretty dish though, isn't it?
La Bamba Mexican Casserole Recipe
Adapted from Pam's Midwest Kitchen
2 4 oz. cans chopped green chilies, drained
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 large onion, chopped
2 teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (10-ounce) can Rotel with chilies, undrained
2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn
1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1½ cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped tomato
½ cup chopped green onions
Preheat oven to 375°.
Spray 9 x 13 in pan with cooking spray. Spread green chilies over the bottom of the pan.
Heat a large pan coated with cooking spray, add ground turkey, onion, chili powder, cumin, salt, and garlic; sauté until cooked. Add diced tomatoes and refried beans; cook 5 minutes or until some of the liquid evaporates.
Spoon turkey mixture over chiles. Top with corn and black beans. Sprinkle cheese over beans. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes; top with chopped tomato and green onions.
Total calories = 2400 calories
8 servings = 300 calories per serving
One Year Ago...
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.