Sunday, January 22, 2012

All Good Carbs Mexican Casserole

Most of you who read my blog know that I'm doing a kind of low carb way of life these days.  High protein, low carbs, trying to stay away from the processed items, and stay away from white flour.  So I came across a recipe that is very loosely based on what I created.  I tend to get ideas from recipes and cookbooks, and make them entirely different, so I can't REALLY say that they are from the actual book, or the recipe, but I like to give credit, where credit is due, so check out this book here.  Like I said, this recipe that I made, was loosely based off of the Mexican Casserole recipe in this book!

Steph's Good Carb Mex. Casserole
1 lb ground turkey (I used ALL white ground turkey BREAST)
1 package taco seasoning (I used Lowry's taco seasoning, because it was cheap, lol)
1/2 cup- 3/4 cup green onions (I used about 3/4 cup, because I like green onions)
1 and a 1/2 cups salsa (I used two different kinds of salsa, and I implore you to do the same and make this recipe your own as well)
2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese (here, I used 2%)
1/4 cup black olives (I like to buy the whole ones, and chop them, its cheaper and you get a lot more bang for your buck)
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tsp Tony's seasoning
1 tsp minced garlic
Light sour cream

Preheat oven to 375.  Cook the turkey breast in a skillet (I used a 10 inch), stir in seasoning and cook through.  Mix in black beans, Tonys, garlic, 3/4 cup salsa, and 1/2 of the green onions.
Spread turkey/bean mixture into the bottom of an 8 inch square baking dish (I used a Pampered Chef stoneware for this part).  Top with remaining salsa, and cheese.  Bake 10-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.  Take out of the oven, let sit for about 2 minutes, garnish each serving with some green onions, black olives, more cheese if you want, and sour cream.  DELICIOUS!!




*Note*  I spiced mine up just a bit too much, so be sure that the salsa's you use aren't too hot for your kids.  My kids enjoyed this dish, but it was a bit too spicy for their mouths, so next time, I'll use milder salsa's.  =)

4 comments:

  1. That looks sooooooo good! our commissary just started to sell white ground turkey. i am wxcited to buy it

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  2. Emmalee, it was very yummy, I love all white meat turkey, but regular turkey is still usually lighter in fat than beef. However, you can always replace it with some extra lean beef! I can't wait to make it again!

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