After a long day of biking and hiking in the mountains the only thing that sounded good to my family was comfort food or “junk food”. So I decided to whip up a Mexican Casserole something I had not made in quite a while. So I went to the grocery store to find some ingredients that might work.
Of course you all know by now that my family regardless of how junkie they want to eat, they like to try and keep it on the healthy side. So this is what I picked up for my casserole (feel free to use regular ingredients rather than the lower fat versions):
2 pounds ground turkey
19 oz can enchilada sauce (Old El Paso)
15 oz. can mexican stewed tomatoes or Rotel mexican blend will do
bag of Baked Doritos
2 (2 cup) bags of shredded cheddar cheese (I used the fat free)
15 oz. can black beans (drained)
15 oz. can yellow corn (drained)
1 jar taco sauce (about 15 oz)
16 oz container light sour cream
First I took the ground turkey and placed in a skillet with the taco sauce and cooked all together. The reason I do this: I found that if I cook ground turkey with some sort of liquid or sauce then it actually cooks up like beef and isn’t dry. Cooking it alone the turkey meat is dry.
Using a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish spray with non-stick spray. Then crumble up 3/4 of the bag of Baked Doritos and spread out over the bottom of the pan.
Lay the cooked turkey meat over the top of the Doritos. Then sprinkle 1 bag (2 cups) of cheese over the turkey meat and pour some of the enchilada sauce over the top. (sorry I don’t have an exact amt. I just poured some but not to saturate the meat).
Spread tomatoes over the top and then drained corn and black beans.
Then pour rest of enchilada sauce over the top.
Spread sour cream over the top.
Sprinkle with the rest of the Baked crumbled Doritos and then top with remaining 2 cups of shredded cheddar.
Cover and bake in a preheated 350 oven for approximately 30-45 minutes or until the edges start to bubble.
Note: If using fat free cheese it doesn’t melt in the same way as regular or low fat cheese does so covering is imperitive otherwise it won’t do anything.
My family loved this recipe. If you don’t get the ingredients in the same order I know it won’t matter. This recipe is even good cold for breakfast if you’re like my husband and like it in the morning as well.
I hope you enjoy this. It may not look beautiful like many of the recipes that I prefer to cook, but it really is yummy! My family has seconds and thirds.
If you make this for your family I’d love to hear what they say.