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Easy One Pot Mexican Fiesta – Kid Approved

If you are like me, a busy mom with a busy life, you live for easy dinners that you can have on the table in less then 30 minutes.  You will love this recipe for 3 reasons.

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Yummy, one pot Mexican fiesta

  1. Tasty, healthy ingredients – you will not have any guilt when eating this meal.
  2. Kiddo stamp of approval – Seriously my kids loved this and even asked for seconds.
  3. It tastes even better as left overs and it is easy to make a huge skillet of it and have left overs for a couple days or freeze it for another week!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can of black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 cups of corn
  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce (or feel free to make your own)
  • 1 small red onion (1 cup)
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 cup of chopped peppers (red, yellow, and orange)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of chopped celery
  • 1 avocado
  • 2.5 cups of brown rice pasta
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped Cilantro (Optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese (use less to make it less fat)
  • Taco Seasoning (I prefer Epicure brand)
  • Tsp of Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt

Directions:

Brown the turkey in chicken broth, add sauce and mix together.  Add garlic, onion, peppers, black beans, corn, celery, pasta, and taco seasoning.  Cook on low for 8 to 12 minutes stirring occasionally.  Test a pasta noodle.  When it is cooked, everything else should be good to go.  Squeeze in fresh lime juice.  Stir in chopped avocado, cilantro, and cheese.  Cook another 2-3 minutes!

Voila you are finished! On the table in 30 min! Top with fresh cilantro and a dollop of sour cream or greek yogurt for a healthier option and it’s a Mexican Fiesta in your mouth!

Please note – I forgot to buy cilantro when taking photos of this recipe so that is lacking, and I know celery is not a traditional Mexican ingredient, but it adds a bit of crunch, and makes it more hearty with no added calories,(your body burns more calories digesting celery that what is caloric intake is) so I threw it in there! I wish I had an after picture for you, but I was so hungry after the delicious scent was wafting into my nostrils, I had to dig right in and forgot! Oops! I hope you enjoy.  Leave a comment if you try it out!

7 Comments on “Easy One Pot Mexican Fiesta – Kid Approved

Inside Kel's Kitchen
02/12/2016 at 4:33 am

Looks good!

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kaitsplace1
02/12/2016 at 5:46 am

Thank you! It sure is! I hope you try it sometime! Looks like you have lots of fun recipes to try out!

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Inside Kel's Kitchen
02/12/2016 at 5:58 am

Thanks! I do like to cook and keep the family fed and happy!

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justalayna
02/19/2016 at 2:58 am

This looks so good! I absolutely love Mexican food and this looks so quick and easy to make. I’m definitely trying this out soon!

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Kait
02/22/2016 at 6:22 am

Awesome! Let me know what you think!

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Rachel
02/19/2016 at 3:24 am

I love easy meals like this! Definitely going to try it!

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Kait
02/22/2016 at 6:21 am

Let me know what you think!

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