Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mexican Potato Casserole

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 pound of ground turkey
2 green bell peppers seeded and chopped
8 scallions sliced
2 tomatoes chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon of ground cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large baking potatoes, scrubbed and thinly sliced
3/4 cup nonfat cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat the over to 350 degrees and spray a 13X9 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Add the ground turkey, bell peppers, and scallions; cook, stirring as needed until the turkey is browned and veggies are softened, 6-8 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, black pepper and salt; cook stirring as needed, until the flavors are blended, about 5 minutes.

Arrage alternate layers of the potatoes and the ground turkey mixture in the dish. Cover with foil and bake 40 minutes; uncover and sprinkle evenly with the cheese. Bake until the potatoes are cooked through and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes longer.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Southwest Salsa aka "Cowboy Caviar"

This is a dip you need to try!

1 can whole corn drained
1 can black beans rinsed and drained
5 roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped (I leave this out because I don't like cilantro)
1 bottle zesty italian dressing
1 fresh lime
1 avocado, chopped

Combine corn, beans,onion,and cilantro, the juice of a lime and dressing.

Just before serving add avocado. Serve cold with tortilla chips.