Thursday, April 4, 2013

Taco Bake


Last week was crazy insane with so much going on.  I had a bunch of these ingredients on hand and was feeling like I wanted something creamy, but obviously healthy, and I was feeling like Mexican.  So lo and behold, I made a taco bake!

I was so excited this turned out because the smell was amazing and the anticipation I was feeling at 8:15pm when I was starving after soccer practice was killing me...if you can make this sometime before bedtime, good on ya!

Ingredients:
4 - medium sized low carb/high fiber tortillas like La Tortilla Factory
2/3lb - 99% lean ground turkey breast - I believe the entire package is about a 1lb
1 package taco seasoning
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen corn
3oz - 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/2 cup salsa of your choosing, divided
1 cup 2% or reduced fat Mexican shredded cheese, divided
Optional toppings:  shredded lettuce, diced jalapenos, sliced black olives, tomatoes, reduced fat sour cream, and more salsa

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a small bowl, using a fork, mix together cream cheese and 4T of salsa together until creamy; set aside.


In a skillet, brown turkey breast and add the taco seasoning following instructions on the back of the packet, except replacing tomatoes with the remaining 4T salsa. 

Add the black beans and corn.  Heat through then remove from heat.



Now, let's build this baby!

Spray a pie plate or pie plan with nonstick spray.
Place a tortilla on the bottom of the pie pan and cover it with about 1 cup of the meat mixture.




Follow that up with 1/2 of the cream cheese/salsa mixture.


Sprinkle 1/4 cup shredded cheese on top of that.


And repeat with another layer.

For the third layer, just add the meat mixture and 1/4 cup shredded cheese.

For the final layer, just add the final tortilla and the last 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.


Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the top begins to brown.



Remove from oven and let sit for about 2 minutes before slicing.


Serve with toppings of your choice!  Isn't it so pretty??  But more importantly:  Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....


Nutrition:
Serves 4
Calories 349 / Carbs 28g / Fat 13g / Protein 35g / Fiber 12g / Sodium 913mg

3 comments:

  1. Girl this is going in my next meal plan rotation!! That looks amazing!! I have noticed since we have started eating healthier I make a lot of Mexican dishes!! Looks dee-lish, and its easy, and it has things in it I have heard of!!

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  2. Yum! I think I might have to make this on Sunday :)

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  3. Didn't have cream cheese, substituted Greek yogurt and substituted turkey for chicken (doesn't change the flavor much). Turned out great, can't wait to try it with the cream cheese!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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