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. =)