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Turkey taco bake

I like this dish because it is great football food and it is both semi-healthy and easy all at the same time.   When I had an extra few minutes earlier in the week, I browned the turkey and onions, then I mixed in the tomatoes and taco seasoning.  Once it cooled down to room temp, I put it in a ziplock freezer bag and tossed it into the freezer. This made life much easier on Saturday. I just thawed the mixture for Saturday night and put the layers together when we were ready. 

 Turkey Taco Bake

  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 12oz can fat-free refried beans
  • 1 can tomatoes with jalepenos (I used mild rotel)
  •  Tortilla chips
  • 1 bag shredded cheddar cheese (I used a mix of full fat and 2%)
  • shredded lettuce
  • salsa

Brown the turkey and onions in a nonstick pan coated with a little bit of olive oil.  When the turkey is opaque, add the taco seasoning and a little bit of beer (just to distribute the seasoning and break up the turkey, this is optional).  Stir in the refried beans and the canned tomatoes. 

Spray a 9X13 glass baking dish with nonstick spray, and line the bottom of the dish with tortilla chips. Spread the turkey mixture on top of the chips, then top with 1/2 of the cheese.  Repeat this layering with the other half of the turkey mixture and the cheese.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes until the cheese is all melted.  Serve on top of  shredded lettuce with salsa and possibly sour cream.

Turkey Taco Tribute

This was my little extra “push” for Michigan to win their game so Jason could get through the day!  Corny, but it worked!

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