Sunday, August 23, 2015

Steph Says: Healthy Mex

It's no secret that I love food.
I especially love mexican food. Chips, queso, and a margarita so big I could swim in it? My happy place. Add in some good friends and perhaps a plate of sizzling beef fajitas, and you're looking at my version of heaven.
However, all of that el saturated fat is no bueno for my whole "stop gaining weight" thing. Plus, those gallon-sized margaritas aren't cheap. Unless you hit a 2-4-1 special... okay, I'm getting off track.
I love to eat, but I haaaaaaate to cook, so the easier the better. The only (well, not only) thing I hate more than cooking is cleaning up after said cooking. I like one-pot wonders fa sho.
This has got it all, senorita.

1 lb ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 jar of salsa (I like On the Border brand for this particular dish)
1 can of black beans
Optional: 1 can of corn and/or some taco seasoning
1. Brown ground turkey and onions. Drain off any excess fat.
2. Drain, rinse, and dump in the canned beans (and corn).
3. Pour in jar of salsa. Season if you so desire. Stir it up. Cook until it's all heated through.

Hecho. Terminado.

Whatever you can dream up.
Jalapenos? .
Sour cream? Sure!
Cheese? DUH.
Tortilla chips? Well, there goes the "healthy" element, but whatever floats your boat. Ooh. Or Fritos. Go with the Fritos Scoops. Go big or go home, yo.
Lettuce? Heck YEA. Make this shiz into a taco salad! Dump some shredded iceberg in a bowl, ladle this goodness on top, sprinkle some cheese- voila. (Wait...this blog just got multilingual!)
Rice? Make it a Chipotle bowl knockoff. Go 'head with your bad self. 
Or. OR! Put this on a flour tortilla and make a burrito out of it! Or tacos! The possibilities are ENDLESS, my friend.

I'd post a picture, but there's really nothing pretty-looking about this meal. Just trust me, It's a healthy fiesta in your mouth.

De nada.