When I don’t feel like pulling out the crock pot, my next favorite weeknight meal is a warm casserole! I’ve been hearing a lot of rave reviews about my Chicken Enchilada Casserole, so I wanted to come up with another! Hubby (my taste tester) was out of town when I made this, but I had a close family friend over, and she loved it! I was very happy with it too! What’s even better is that this recipe is gluten free, and could also be made dairy-free and vegetarian/vegan.
Tex Mex Turkey Enchilada Casserole (Gluten Free)
Makes 8 servings
1 package extra lean ground turkey (454 grams)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp each garlic powder & cumin
1 19 oz can black beans, rinsed well and drained
1 14 oz can no salt added stewed tomatoes
1 14 oz can no salt added tomato sauce
1 cup salsa
12 6 inch corn only tortillas (if gluten free isn’t a concern, could also use 6 x 10 inch whole wheat, or low carb flour tortillas)
1 cup reduced fat (2%) Mexican blend cheese (for no-dairy, use your favorite cheese substitute – mine is Daiya)
Vegetarian/Vegan option: You could make this vegetarian or vegan by replacing the turkey with an extra can of black beans.
0% fat greek yogurt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a skillet brown turkey, adding in onion & green pepper. Add in garlic powder & cumin and mix until veggies have softened. Add in tomato sauce, salsa & stewed tomatoes and simmer for a few minutes. Stir in black beans and simmer a few minutes more.
Spray the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon in half of the turkey mixture, then 6 corn tortillas & 1/2 cup cheese. Layer again with the other 1/2 of the turkey mixture, 6 tortilla, and finally the last 1/2 cup of cheese.
Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes until its browned a bit on top and bubbly. Allow to stand for a few minutes. Cut into 8 servings. Top with any of the Optional Toppings…
Nutrition (per serving) Calories: 271 Fat: 5.6 g Carbs: 35 g Sugars: 5.7 g Sodium: 551 mg Fiber: 8.5 g Protein: 24.4 g
Note: Sodium count should be less, but its difficult to know how much is subtracted when canned beans are rinsed.