Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mexican Taco Casserole



1 bag Tortilla Chips
1 tablespoon olive oil with 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup chopped black olives
1/4 cup chopped green chopped peppers
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 pound Ground Turkey
2  tablespoons Taco Seasoning
1 can Black Beans, drained
1 can fat free refried beans
1 cup fresh pulsed plum tomatoes mixed with 1 tablespoon cilantro, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or you can use salsa in a jar
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
1 cup shredded fat free or reduced fat Cheese

Optional: Other toppings such as jalepenios.

Heat oven to 350.


Heat oil in a large skillet. Add the peppers and garlic and sautee until soft. Add meat and taco seasoning. Cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon. Add beans and salsa. Mix well and continue to cook until tomatoes thicken.

Line the bottom of a large baking dish with tortilla chips, pressing down on them lightly to break them into bite-sized pieces. Spread the meat and bean mixture over the chips and top with cheese. Add sliced olives. Bake for 20 minutes or
Scoop up with additional chips if desired.

23 comments:

Federica said...

What rich and tasty casserole. I'm very curious about this mix of flavors, it looks great ^__^ ye bye, have a good Sunday

Patti said...

Wow this looks good Claudia! I can eat tacos like there is no tomorrow! Love this recipe!

Candace said...

This looks delicious! We love anything Mexican around here. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

Lizzy said...

Oh, this sounds wonderful, Claudia! Perfect for a rainy day like today...my family would love it :)

Parsley Sage said...

bookmarked! I love taco anything :)

hmariek said...

My kind of recipe!! I probably have most of these ingredients already! I'm going to try it out!!

Claudia said...

This is a dish that would not have any leftovers. It will be on my table this week - I love the spice and the creamy beans and the oozing cheese and the low-fat protein holding it together. Yes, I am officially in love.

Torviewtoronto said...

beautifully done Claudia this looks delicious

Victoria said...

This is so similar to one of my favorite meals my aunt used to make for my sister and I when we were growing up. We called it "nacho salad" though it was more like taco salad, and less like salad, and more like nachos with ground meat in taco seasoning, haha. Very similar to this. Ooooh, now I'm craving that :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum! This is just the kind of dish my family has been having cravings for these days :)

Drick said...

really like this one too Claudia, ya know we love our Mexican tasting casseroles and this one is just perfect

Linda said...

I love that all the ingredients get baked all goey and yummy together. Perfect for my teen son who eats at all hours of the day and night!

Erin said...

This looks really good! I could eat Mexican all day every day!

Feathersnpaws said...

I am DEFINITELY going to make this Claudia. I have a friend who is a very picky eater so we don't invite them for dinner very often but he LOVES Mexican so this will be the perfect recipe to make and invite them over. Jack the picky eater thanks you.
-M

Reeni said...

I love casseroles like this filled with all my favorite Mexican flavors! Delicious!

Our Eyes Eat First said...

This looks amazing! Looks like it took soo long but its quick and delicious to boot!

Sandra said...

I'm sure I'd have no problem eating large amounts of this casserole. Everything in it is good.

Valerie said...

When i look at your tacos i really think i am in Mexico haha They look great and yummy!!

Sandra said...

I ate (I think) almost the same on my vacation at one Italian restaurant, and I loved it! Now I have a recipe and I think that I have to make it..this looks so GOOD Claudia..very delicious recipe!!! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful evening!!!

Ann said...

Absolutely perfect for football season! Delicious! I like everything in it - you've made me happy! Thanks, Claudia!

Greg said...

Mexican Casserole...yummy! This sounds great.

Steve at the black peppercorn said...

this looks great and looks similar to something we often have. Yum! Buzzed!

Kim Bee said...

Loving this one. I'd just want to sit with the entire thing on my lap and not share with anyone. I have the same casserole dish. Actually have two as I love that one so much. Have a great week my dear.