Taco Bake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 390.1
  • Total Fat: 12.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.0 mg
  • Sodium: 945.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.4 g
  • Protein: 38.6 g

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Incredible low-fat Taco bake when you're craving Mexican! Incredible low-fat Taco bake when you're craving Mexican!
Number of Servings: 4


    Serves 4:
    1 can refried beans (optional)
    1 lb ground turkey
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 can green chilis
    2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped (or more, if you'd like)
    2-3 T chili powder
    1 T cumin
    1-2 t garlic powder
    2-3 TB tomato paste
    2/3 C shredded l/f cheese

    Garnish - any, all work well:
    chopped green onions
    chopped black olives
    low-fat sour cream
    chopped lettuce and tomatoes
    chopped cilantro
    chopped white or bermuda onion


Preheat oven to 450. Take a flat casserole dish, spray with cooking spray and spread refried beans on the bottom. Season with salt and pepper and bake for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, saute meat, onions, garlic (season with S&P) until onion begins to soften and meat browns. Drain fat and add all spices, and cook for about 2-3 minutes until spices toast. Add green chilies and tomato paste, along with a little bit of water, if needed. The mixture should be moist but not runny.

Take the casserole dish with the beans, pour mixture on top and top with cheese (sometimes I add olives and green onions at this stage). Bake in the oven for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and just starts to bubble. Serve with generous heaps of lettuce as a bed (romain, red leaf and iceberg work really well here), and garnish with garnishes of your choice.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AMOSER.

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  • Incredible!
    This was excellent, only had chilis with tomatoes, so used that instead and it was great wrapped in lettuce leaves and with a couple of tortilla chips. - 3/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    I use this same recipe that I found on a South Beach diet recipe site. My husband and son devour it. - 3/12/09

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  • Very Good
    This is very good. I did make a few substitutions, such as black beans instead of refried beans, and a can of petite tomatoes. I placed it on a bed of lettuce with a small dallop of lf sour cream and salsa and ate it as a salad. - 1/14/08

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