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Taco Tuesday: Crunchy Tostada

Taco Tuesday is honestly the only thing that makes a Tuesday evening worthwhile (well that and a new episode of Pretty Little Liars). Instead of going out this week, make your own Mexican fiesta featuring this Crunchy Tostada recipe – complete with homemade guac, if you’re really feeling frisky. So before you sit down and watch your Tuesday night TV guilty pleasures, give this recipe a try…

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Ingredients:

– 4 oz. ground turkey
– 2 whole wheat tortillas
– 1 cup reduced fat shredded Mexican blend cheese
– 1/4 black beans
– 1/4 chopped green pepper
– 1/4 chopped red onion
– 1/4 tsp. cilantro
– 1 tsp. diced jalapeño

Prep time: 10 mins — Cook time: 15 mins

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray medium skillet with cooking spray.

2. Chop and dice all veggies. Add green pepper & onion to skillet and sautee  over medium heat until edges begin to brown (approx. 3 mins).

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3.  Add ground turkey to skillet – season lightly with low-sodium taco seasoning for an extra kick.  Once turkey starts to brown, add black beans. Cook over medium heat for 3 mins.

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4. Spray a non-stick baking sheet with cooking spray. Place tortillas on baking sheet and sprinkle  1/2 cup of cheese over both tortillas.

5. Cover tortillas with ground turkey mixture. Then top with cilantro, jalapeño, and remainder of cheese.

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6. Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 5-7 mins. While tostados are baking,  prepare your own guacamole from scratch (unlike Chipotle,  I don’t charge extra for guac).

7. Garnish with homemade guac, your favorite salsa, and a dollop of nonfat greek yogurt – a guilt-free, low fat alternative to sour cream. Enjoy!

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– XO

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