AN EASY WEEKNIGHT RECIPE

TACO PIE: 

 INGREDIENTS :

– 1 lb. lean ground turkey 99/1% 

– 1 can green chiles 4 oz. 

– Taco Seasoning see below

– 1 cup canned corn drained 170g

– 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed,160g 

– 1 can mild red enchilada sauce 10 oz. 

– 4 Mission Balance flour tortillas

– 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded, 56g

– 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded,56g

TACO SEASONING INGREDIENTS:

– 1 tsp. salt 

– 1 tsp. onion powder 

– 1 tsp. garlic powder

– 2 tsp. smoked paprika

– 1 Tbsp. chili powder 

– 1.5 Tbsp. ground cumin

– 1/4 cup water 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

1-Pre heat the oven to 350o F

2-In a pan over medium heat add the ground turkey, breaking into pieces and brown until completely cooked through, approximately 5 minutes.

3-While the turkey cooks, mix together the taco seasoning and water to form a paste.

4-Then, add the chilies to the turkey, stirring to combine, followed by the taco seasoning. Mix until the turkey is evenly covered. Lower the heat to simmer. Let the mixture simmer while the oven heats.

5-Spray a round baking dish (like a pie dish similar in size to the tortillas) with nonstick cooking spray. 

6-Add 1 tortilla to the bottom it the prepared baking dish. Top with ⅓ of the meat mixture, ⅓ of the corn, ⅓ of the beans and ¼ of the enchilada sauce. Save some sauce for the top. Top this first layer with ¼ cup (28g) Monterey jack cheese. Repeat this step, alternating between the two cheese varieties, until you place the last tortilla. You will have 3 filled layers.

7-Finally, top the final tortilla with the remaining enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese and place in the oven for 10 minutes. 

8-After 10 minutes turn the oven to broil to crisp the top tortilla for approximately 3-5 minutes. Be sure to watch closely so it doesn’t burn. 

9-Remove from the oven and cut into 4 servings. 

10-If desired, top with Greek yogurt, sour cream, avocado slices, red onion or cilantro. Serve hot! 

NUTRITION Serving: 330g Calories: 438kcal Carbohydrates: 33g Protein: 49g Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 7g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 106mg Sodium: 1691mg Potassium: 722mg Fiber: 14g Sugar: 49g

*All nutrition facts are an estimate and will change with substitutions.