Thursday, April 10, 2008


This is Hub's favorite snack or dinner while watching college basketball. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef and added corn kennels and red peppers to the recipe.

1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup water
1 packages taco seasoning mix
1 small can chopped green chilies
1 can 16 oz fat-free refried beans
1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped red peppers
1/2 cup corn kennels
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 can sliced ripe olives, drained
Tortilla chips
Sour Cream and

Heat oven to 350F

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. In a nonstick skillet, cook ground meat over medium heat. Drain away the fat and stir in corn, red peppers, water and taco seasoning mix. Heat to boiling, cook 2-4 mins. Stir in chilies.

Spread refried beans in baking dish, top with ground meat mixture. Cover tightly with foil. Bake 30-40 mins until bubbly around edges.

Uncover, sprinkle with cheese, tomato, onions, and olives. Arrange about 20 tortilla chips around the edges. Bake uncovered for 10 mins. Serve with sour cream and guacamole on the side.

Recipe adapted from Pillsbury.


Cris said...

You know we love tex-mex around here... this looks wonderful!

ioyces said...

mouth watering!!!!
sista..i just cooked a chili con carne con chocolate...i can use it in the same way you did..with cheese and olives??

Big Boys Oven said...

Nachos looks too lovely to eat!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Cris,
I love it too! :)

Hi Ioyces,
Yes! I can't wait to try your chili con carne con chocolate! :)

Hi Big Boys Oven,

Sondra said...

OH GIRL! Now you speak'a my language! I LUUUURVE MEXICAN FOOD!!!!! I wish I could make more though... Like Mole Poblano.... (((((HUGS))))) sandi

P.S. What time is dinner? It would be REALLY COOL if I could sneak on in fer real....

Dwiana P said...

I never get tired with nachos. so YUMMY!!

J@n!ce said...

Hi Vi, got you something... come over & see.