POINTS Value: 4
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
This Mexican specialty will easily become a family favorite. We used lean turkey but you can use lean ground beef instead.*
1 spray(s) cooking spray
3/4 pound(s) lean ground turkey
1 medium onion(s), chopped
1 tsp chili powder
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup(s) fat-free skim milk
4 oz canned jalapeno peppers, drained and chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
3 large burrito-size wheat flour tortilla(s)
3 cup(s) tomato(es), chopped
10 Tbsp low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat. Place turkey, onion and chili powder in skillet and cook until turkey is browned, stirring occasionally to break up meat, about 8 minutes. Remove turkey mixture from skillet and set aside.
Place skillet over medium-high heat and add flour. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium; simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes.
Remove skillet from heat; stir in turkey mixture, jalapenos and cumin.
Wrap tortillas in damp paper towels and microwave on HIGH until softened, about 15 seconds.
Place 1 tortilla in bottom of a 9-inch pie plate. Spread 1/3 of turkey mixture over tortilla. Spoon 1 cup of tomato on top and sprinkle with 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) of cheese. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients ending up with 2 tablespoons of cheese.
Cover pie plate with aluminum foil and cook until cheese melts and filling is warmed through, about 15 minutes. Let stand, covered, 2 minutes before cutting into 6 wedges.
*Could affect POINTS values.