Sunday, November 3, 2013

Mexicali Hamburger Casserole

Ive decided to try something new here on my blog.  Ive been doing the weight loss/eating healthy thing for a little while now.  While Im no nutritionist, I feel like I have enough knowledge to be able to challenge myself to make dishes that have too many calories and bring them down to a healthier level.

The original calorie count for this recipe was 506 calories.  With a couple of easy swaps, I managed to bring it down to 346 calories per serving.

The only thing I wouldve done differently is add some cumin.  This was tasty but a little bland.

Recipe originally from Better Homes & Gardens.
Yields 6 servings
346 calories per serving

1.5 lb lean ground turkey
15 oz can diced tomatoes
12 oz can corn, drained
1/2 c plus 2 tbsp lowfat Mexican cheese
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c cornmeal
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
2/3 c skim milk
2 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large skillet cook & brown turkey; drain off fat.
Stir in tomatoes & corn and heat through.
Transfer to a baking dish & sprinkle with 1/2 c cheese.

For corn bread topping, in a medium bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Stir in egg, milk, & oil.
Evenly spread on beef mixture and top with 2 tbsp cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes.

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