La Bamba Casserole

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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 422.0
  • Total Fat: 11.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.2 mg
  • Sodium: 2,372.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.3 g
  • Protein: 31.4 g

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    1 (5.25-ounce) can whole green chiles, drained
    Cooking spray
    1 pound ground turkey breast
    1 cup chopped onion
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
    2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
    1 (16-ounce) can fat-free refried beans
    1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
    1 cup chopped tomato
    1/2 cup chopped green onions


Preheat oven to 375°.

Cut green chiles in half lengthwise. Arrange chiles in a single layer in an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add turkey, onion, chili powder, cumin, salt, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add diced tomatoes; cook 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates.

Spoon turkey mixture over chiles. Top with corn. Carefully spread beans over corn. Sprinkle cheese over beans. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes; top with chopped tomato and green onions.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made this multiple times. I recommend Ro-Tel "Mexican Style" (lime and cilantro) for the tomatoes w/ chiles part. - 10/5/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've made this recipe from cooking light many times (they state slightly diff nutritionals for the recipe, like 902mg of sodium per serving) and everyone always LOVES it. I've even forgotten to add the corn before and it's still great served with corn as a side! Yum! - 7/27/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Me and My family liked it. I made it without the corn and cheese in my portion of the meal because I may be allergic to cheddar. It was perfect without both those ingrediants. I suggested it to a woman at my gym. - 7/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I absolutely love this. I have been making it for a number of years since I first saw it in Cooking Light. It's a favorite "go to" recipe since I usually have all the ingredients in my pantry & freezer. Great lunch leftovers the next day too. - 9/14/09

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  • I really liked this. So did everyone that tried it. - 7/13/08

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