Remember when I mentioned I made a scrumptious taco creation this week? I wasn’t foolin’ ya!
This is so incredibly easy, sincerely delicious and would make a great dish to enjoy during the football games this weekend.
Here’s what you’ll need (serves 2, just multiply accordingly to serve more):
- 1 cup of your favorite tortilla chips – this is important, don’t be stingy!
- 1/2 lb ground turkey
- Taco seasoning
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cup salsa
- Healthy serving of cheddar cheese
First, treat yourself to a few tortilla chips — you deserve them.
Alright, now spray a skillet with non-stick spray and cook your turkey on medium heat until the pink color takes on a nice, brown tan (about 7-8 minutes). Drain the meat (if needed) and add the appropriate amount of taco seasoning and water (look on the taco seasoning package to get the correct ratio). Return to heat and simmer on low the water is evaporated (stir occasionally).
Now you are ready to layer!
Take a small pie pan or casserole dish and line the bottom with 1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips – I always add a bit more than this, because hey, I like chips.
Next, layer the turkey mixture on top, covering all of the chips.
Now let’s make that turkey dance! Spread your salsa on top — feel free to add a little extra if it needs it.
Now it’s time to add my favorite part – AVOCADO! Chop the ‘cado and layer on top.
Let’s add our second layer of crunch – one more 1/2 cup of crushed chipies. Then top it all of with shredded chedda.
Place into the broiler (about 4 inches from the heat) for roughly 4-5 minutes. Keep on eye on it – you don’t want the cheese to burn. You’ll know it’s done once the cheese starts bubbling.
Allow to cool. I repeat: allow to cool. No one likes burned tongues — especially if you plan on having a make-out session later. And we should always be ready for that! Just be sure to have gum or a mint after eating this spicy dish
Now serve yourself up a plate of deliciousness. Don’t worry about keeping things pretty, this is all about flavor, people, and sometimes it’s 100% necessary to forgo presentation. This is one of those times. Dig in, swoon and remind yourself that you really could make this every day if you wanted to
Because sometimes the messy, ugly dishes are the most delicious