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Zippy Turkey Tortilla Bake

 Zippy Turkey Tortilla Bake
This hearty casserole from Joy Maynard of St. Ignatius, Montana is so well seasoned your family won't realize it's good for them. It can be prepared ahead of time, then baked right before serving.
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 fat-free flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream


  • In a skillet, saute onion and garlic powder in oil until the onion is
  • tender. Add turkey, vinegar, chili powder, oregano, cumin and
  • cayenne; cook and stir over medium heat until turkey is no longer
  • pink. Stir in beans. Remove from the heat. Combine salsa and broth;
  • spread a thin layer in a 2-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking
  • spray. Cut tortillas into 1-in. strips and then into thirds; arrange
  • half over salsa mixture. Top with half of the turkey mixture and
  • half of the remaining salsa mixture. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with

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Directions (continued)

  • cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Top servings with sour cream. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 279 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 886 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.