There was a night years and years ago when my stepmother wasn't going to be home to make dinner and it was up to me to cook for Da. Well, I thought we should eat Chicken Caesar Salads for dinner. Yup, I suggested my meat-loving father eat a big salad for dinner. Surprisingly, my daddy man agreed to the meal. My stepmother was shocked. She couldn't believe that man would eat a salad for dinner and be cool with it. But, lucky for me, he was.
I couldn't help but think of that night when I told the husband I wanted to make nachos for dinner. I'll admit, even to me, this meal definitely sounded more like happy hour fare than a regular Wednesday night meal, but I really wanted to make it. So I asked the husband pretty, pretty please?
Dinner was quite easy to throw together, and we both really enjoyed it. The only thing the husband and I agreed I should do differently next time is to cook the tortillas and serve them separately. I followed Christine Avanti's technique tonight, but we thought it made even the crunchiest "chips" get a little soggy. I'll save you the trouble and offer directions as to how I'll do it next time. Because even if it sounds a little odd, I know we'll be eating this dish again - for dinner.
Guilt-Free Turkey Nachos (relatively guiltless, even if you eat half the dish!)
Inspired by Christine Avanti
3 Ole Extreme Wellness High Fiber Wraps (or whole wheat tortillas)
10 ounces lean ground turkey (97/3)
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
1 cup pinto beans, rinsed and drained1/3 cup 2% fat Mexican-blend cheese
2 chile peppers, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Cut each tortilla into 16 slices and bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes or lightly browned and crisp.
Cook the turkey in a skillet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle the taco seasoning onto the turkey and stir. When the turkey has started to brown but it still a little pink, stir in the tomatoes. Simmer the turkey/tomato mixture for about 5 minutes or until the turkey is cooked and the tomato liquid has cooked off.
|Like I said, we baked our chips and toppings together; I wouldn't do that again, though.|
Serve with the homemade chips and enjoy!
This entire recipe is about 970 calories. Christine suggests it serve four people, but the husband and I were feeling a bit hungry. We killed it.