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Taco Casserole [Crock Pot | Instant Pot]

  • Author: Nancylynn Sicilia
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Taco Casserole uses tons of veggies, quinoa, and ground turkey to make a simple and delicious meal.  Use your favorite Crock Pot or Instant Pot, for the perfect lunch or weeknight dinner! Perfect as a filling in tacos, on nachos, or in lettuce wraps for some extra veggies!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb organic ground turkey or chicken (be sure cook through for crock pot version)
  • 2 cups of bell peppers, diced
  • 1/2 cup of black beans
  • 1/2 cup of corn
  • 1/2 of a red onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can of tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 12Salt Free Taco Seasoning (or sub 1 Tbsp chili powder and 1 tsp cumin)
  • organic chicken broth (1 cup for crock pot; 1/2 cup for Instant Pot)
  • 2/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • fresh lime
  • optional lettuce wraps or corn tortillas

Instructions

Crock Pot

  1. Saute ground meat until cooked through.
  2. Place all the ingredients in the crock pot and cook on high 3 1/2 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. For the last half hour, add cheese and allow to melt.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding a sprinkle of salt and pepper, if desired.
  4. Serve alone, or as a taco filling. I used lettuce wraps for extra green and topped with a squeeze of fresh lime and a bit more shredded cheese. Yum!

Instant Pot

  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute and brown ground turkey. Once it’s cooked through, add in veggies and saute for an additional minute.
  2. Stir in quinoa, beans, tomatoes, broth and seasoning.
  3. Set to manual for 4 minutes, then let steam release naturally. Once you can safely open the pot, top with cheese and place the cover back on to melt it.
  4. Serve alone, or as a taco filling. I used lettuce wraps for extra green and topped with a squeeze of fresh lime and a bit more shredded cheese. Yum!

Notes

Makes 4 servings

21 Day Fix: 3/4 GREEN (I used lettuce wraps for a perfect 1 GREEN), 1 YELLOW, 1 RED, 1/2 BLUE per serving

WW: Green – 7 points, Blue – 4 points, Purple- 2 points (per serving)


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Keywords: casserole, tacos, turkey, ground turkey, dinner, mexican, instant pot, slow cooker, mexican