Another quick and easy southwest favorite that is somewhat healthified. I love Mexican food in that with a few staples in your pantry you can use them in any combination. The flavorings can increase or decrease the heat to your liking. I always find that Mexican food makes me just full enough. The staples have a lot of protein and fiber. Used correctly they can be really healthy. Enjoy this quick and easy family favorite of mine. Don’t use store bought seasoning packets. They are half salt and don’t allow you to adjust the flavors to your liking. A few simple seasonings in your cabinet will get you just the flavor you want.
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
- 1 pound ground turkey breast
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
- 1 teaspoon Hungarian parika
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 cup of water
- 6 corn tortillas
- 1 15 oz can refried black beans (fat free)
- 1 head of Romaine or Iceberg Lettuce (chopped finely)
- 1 diced tomato
- ¾ cup of grated cheddar-jack or pepper-jack cheese
Preheat oven to 350
Over medium high heat add oil, onion and jalapeno into a sauce pan. Cook until onion and jalapeno are softened. Crumble ground turkey into the pan. As you stir and brown the turkey and the seasonings one at a time and mix completely. When the turkey is cooked and all of the seasonings have been mixed in add the cup of water and stir. Bring to a boil and let all of the water cook out , stirring occasionally. This takes about half an hour.
While the turkey is cooking, spray a cookie sheet with PAM and lay out the corn tortillas. Spray the tops lightly and place in the oven until crisp. About 13 minutes.
Heat the refried beans in the microwave or on the stove top. I like to do mine on the stove top and mix in some salsa for extra flavor.
When the turkey is cooked and the tortillas and beans are ready, you are set to assemble. Spread 2 or 3 tablespoons of beans on a tortilla. Top with ½ cup of the turkey mixture, cheese, lettuce, tomato and salsa. You could add guacamole or sour cream too.
Then crunch a way. To super slim these, add the seasoning to the beans and skip the turkey.
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