Monday, January 14, 2013

Mega Turkey Nacho Dinner

I have borrowed this recipe from Rachael Ray's website ( I just want to comment that it is a great recipe that is also very kids friendly. It  makes a quick and healthy dinner full of vegetables ( I also used unsalted  tortilla chips). I omitted  chiles too just because I served it to kids but I am sure it would have been even better with it. Try it !

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (a palmful)
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin (half a palmful)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small zucchini, trimmed of ends, cut in half lengthwise, then sliced into half moons
  • 1 can sliced green chilies (4 ounces), drained
  • 1 box frozen corn kernels (10 ounces)
  • 1 can black beans (15 ounces), rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup cilantro or parsley leaves, chopped
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 bag multi-grain tortilla chips
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded pepper Jack or sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 avocado, cut in half, pit removed, flesh removed and chopped
Serves 4


Pre-heat the oven 375ºF.

Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with two turns of the pan EVOO, about two tablespoons. Brown and crumble the ground turkey for 3-4 minutes and season with chili powder and cumin. Add onion, garlic, carrot and zucchini and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stir in chilies, corn and beans, then heat through and adjust seasoning.

Stir in chicken stock and cook for 1-2 minutes more, remove from heat, then stir in cilantro, 1 teaspoon lime zest and the juice of the lime.

Arrange a third of the bag of chips on a baking sheet with edges, top with a third of the turkey-vegetable mixture and a third of the cheese. Repeat two more times, ending with the cheese. Transfer to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted, 5-6 minutes.

Top with tomatoes and chopped avocado garnish and serve.


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