Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mexican Lasagna

Thanksgiving is just days away!  I'm super psyched!  I can't wait to spend time with the family and eat lots of food.  Lots.  But there will be leftovers ('cause I always make too much).  One of my favorite things about this holiday is the leftover turkey.  I like to get creative in how I use it up.  I make turkey gumbo, turkey pasta and this turkey Mexican lasagna.  It's a great way to completely transform your leftovers into a delicious new dish.


2 TBS oil
1/2 an onion, chopped
1/2 a bell pepper, chopped
2 cups leftover turkey, shredded or chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1 can black beans
1 can refried beans
1 cup chunky salsa
1 cup salsa verde (or green enchilada sauce)
1 package taco seasoning mix
2 cups shredded colby jack cheese (or cheddar)
18 corn tortilla
1 cup chicken broth

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix shredded turkey with taco seasoning

Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium high heat.  Saute the onion and bell pepper in the oil until slightly softened, about 5-7 minutes.

Spread a very thin layer of chunky salsa on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.

Dip 6 corn tortillas in chicken broth and layer them in the baking dish.

Top with half of the refried beans.

Then top with half the black beans.

Then half the chunky salsa.

Then half the salsa verde.

Spread it out to completely.

Next, add half the seasoned turkey.

Then, half the sauteed onion and bell pepper.

Sprinkle on half the shredded cheese.

Repeat all the layers except the cheese (save the cheese for the end).

Add one final layer of tortillas (dipped in chicken broth).


Then add the other half of the cheese.

Finally, sprinkle on the chopped green onions.

Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake 5 minutes more.

Let sit 10 minutes before cutting and serving with a dollop of sour cream and more salsa.

This is awesome!  Everyone loved it!  I was stuffed but kept eating it.  Really delicious!  It's a great way to use leftover turkey (or chicken).  Give this a try, you won't regret it and Happy Thanksgiving!

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