Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fiesta Bake

Every now and then, I make something that the husband just loves. Last night was one of those times. Now this is nothing fancy, but there really is something to be said about all these flavors coming together! And the best part is the unlimited possibilities. You can change this up so many ways.

What you'll need:
Corn chips, crumbled (or flour tortilla chips, crumbled)
1 lb ground turkey (or any other ground meat)
2 c salsa
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can chili beans (or black beans)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1/2 c cilantro, chopped
2 Tablespoons chopped green onion
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
Juice of one lime
Sante Fe style cooking cream
Cheese...I used the "mexican" blend along with some fresh mozzarella

To start, brown the meat and drain. Then add the salsa, tomatoes, garlic and beans.

 Cook this down, on low to medium low heat, until most of the liquid has cooked out. That'll take about 20 minutes. While that's cooking down, chop your cilantro and onions. Now, time to assemble! Start by putting the crushed chips in the bottom of a casserole dish.

Then add the meat mixture.

Sprinkle cilantro, green onion and red onion over meat.

Next, add the juice of one lime, cooking cream and cheese.

Bake at 350 until the cheese is bubbly, about 30 minutes.

We had company over last night; the two guys polished this off! We decided next time to try adding a can of black olives and maybe some more garlic.

Canned tomatoes are the theme ingredient for March's Iron Chef Challenge from Ott,A. Big thanks to Red Gold for sponsoring this month!


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Jent said...

This sounds good - can't wait to try it!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

This sounds great, I may just have to give it a try.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a hearty comforting meal! Cover anything with cheese and I'll eat it!

Nisa Homey said...

Sounds like a perfect meal....

Cranberry Morning said...

YUM. This looks like a great weekend dinner. LOVE CHEEEEEESE!!!! :-)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Jen,
We would love your Fiesta Bake. It looks like a wonderful recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

Amanda said...

MMMM. Sounds like something the man and I would love.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing

Tree said...

Mmm... I love any Mexican style food! And corn chips.. yum! Thanks for linking up for Tasty Tuesday this week!

Angi said...

No wonder they polished it off. It looks scrumptious!

Jennifer said...

anything that i can toss into a casserole dish and bake is a happy and delish meal indeed! this looks AWESOME!

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Christina @ It's a Keeper said...

Wow! This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to the It's a Keeper Thursday blog hop! Be sure to come back next week and link something new!

Christina @ It's a Keeper