Southwest Ground Turkey Casserole


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It was another night of diggin through the freezer looking for something to make for supper. I found some ground turkey. Hmm..what to do with that?? Well, I really needed to make a run to the store but was running out of time. I found a beef casserole recipe online and decided to substitute the turkey for the beef. It would make dinner a little more healthy.

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I decided on a Southwest Casserole. This recipe is very simple and you can use either beef or turkey. I was a little skeptical about this recipe, but the finished product was nothing short of amazing. This meal quickly became a family favorite and it’s so easy. You can’t mess this up at all!

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Southwest Ground Turkey Casserole
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 med onion diced
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp steak seasoning
  • 16 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 10 oz can of rotel or diced tomatoes/chilies
  • 2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cups of corn
  • 1.5 C of shredded cheese
  • 1.5 C of pasta - macaroni, ziti etc....
Instructions
  1. Pre Heat the over to 325 degrees. Spray a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Brown the beef/turkey with onions and red pepper flakes and steak seasoning.
  3. Cook Pasta Until Aldenti while the meat browns.
  4. After the meat is browned, add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes/chiles, oregano and chili power. Combine well and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the corn and simmer for about 5 more minutes
  6. Remove from heat, stir in a few ounces of shredded cheese.
  7. Add the cooked/drained pasta into the casserole dish.
  8. Pout the beef/turkey mixture to the pasta and combing well. Make sure all the pasta is mixed in.
  9. Top with the rest of the shredded cheese
  10. Put into the over and bake for 20 minutes.

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