Healthy Mexican Food!!

Okay…here is another recipe favorite in my house. If you like Mexican food, here is guilt-free version of enchilada casserole that everyone (including those picky kiddos) will totally love!


1 lb lean ground turkey or extra lean ground beef (I used lean ground turkey)
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 (15 oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16 oz) jar salsa
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5 oz) can Mexican-style tomatoes
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
12 (6 inch) corn tortillas (I only used 10)
2 cups shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese, divided

In a large saucepan coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook the turkey (or beef), green pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.

Stir in the beans, salsa, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, onion powder, garlic powder, and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.

Spread 1 cup meat sauce into a 13×9 inch baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Top with six tortillas, covering the sauce. Spread half of the remaining meat sauce onto tortillas; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Layer with remaining tortillas and meat sauce.

Cover and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Serves: 6**
426 CALORIES; 8.7g FAT (2.1g saturated fat); 59mg CHOLESTEROL; 1242mg SODIUM; 62.7g CARBOHYDRATES; 15.1g FIBER; 7.5g SUGAR; 28.3g PROTEIN

**Nutritional content is calculated using lean ground turkey and 12 corn tortillas**


4 Responses

  1. […] last night was an old classic! It was my Turkey Enchilada Casserole! This is so good and one I haven’t made in quite a while so it was nice to bring it back! […]

  2. […] Kelly’s turkey enchilada casserole (made with lean ground beef instead of the turkey) was on the menu for dinner and after a bit of just sitting I headed in the kitchen to put the chef hat on.  I have made her chicken enchilada casserole before (also FAB!), but she made this variation for Jensen one night when I was out of town (thanks, Kel, for feeding my man!  ) and he loved it.  What can I say, he’s a beef guy, so I decided to give it a try. […]

  3. […] new iPhone).  For lunch I had leftovers of my dinner that I didn’t post from Monday night: turkey enchilada casserole.  I also had a late afternoon snack of a handful of almonds and dark chocolate chips.  Dinner […]

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