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Green Chili Luncheon Bake Recipe

Seasoned beans and ground turkey are layered with cheese, corn and an egg mixture, then baked until golden. “This is a warm, comforting, low-fat meal that we always enjoy.” Kathleen Smith - Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (16 ounces) fat-free refried beans
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/3 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • 2. Sprinkle half of the chilies and cheese into a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with bean mixture, corn and remaining chilies and cheese.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine flour and remaining salt. In another small bowl, whisk the eggs, egg whites, milk and pepper sauce; gradually whisk into flour mixture until smooth. Pour over the top.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with red onion and cilantro. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 312 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 115 mg cholesterol, 884 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 reduced-fat milk.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.