I love Mexican food...it's my favorite of all cuisines.
Many times Mexican food is not so good for those of us who are trying to slim down and make better food choices, but don't fret, because this recipe will satisfy your craving for Mexican and you won't feel guilty.
It all began with these, Food Should Taste Good multigrain tortilla chips. Now, I realize that chips are chips and no one should eat an entire bag, but when I'm craving chips I feel good about eating these chips! They aren't the cheapest chips in the world to purchase at the grocery store...so I buy a huge bag at Costco that lasts us several weeks to a month.
They're great with hummus, salsa, cheese, and nachos!
Speaking of Nachos....here's the recipe I made last week! I think that this recipe could feed a family of 4. The 2 of us had plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day.
1 lb of lean ground beef or turkey
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
½ tsp salt
1 (15 oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (4oz) can of chopped green chiles
1 (10 oz) can of petite diced tomatoes with green chiles (like Rotel)
1 cup shredded cheddar-jack cheese
Several handfuls of “Food Should Taste Good” tortilla chips
( I buy them at Costco in a huge bag)
Sour Cream, Salsa, Guacamole, Jalapenos
Preheat oven to 375.
Brown ground meat for several minutes, breaking it up as you go. Once it begins to brown add cumin, chili powder, and salt. Once the meat is completely browned toss in the black beans, chiles, and tomatoes. Simmer over med-low heat for 10 minutes stirring occasionally so that all the flavors blend together.
In an 8 inch square baking dish make a layer of chips in the bottom. Top with several spoonfuls of the meat/bean mixture and then sprinkle with ½ cup cheese. Add another layer of chips, beans/meat, and cheese. Place in hot oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.Serve with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and jalapenos.
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