loaded texas baked fries

 

So these are like the best thing ever.  Baked spiced ‘french fries’ topped with a turkey-bean mix, topped with a simple avocado salsa.  I call it love on a platter.  SO good.  And the topper is that it’s 100% clean comfort food.

You can use ground beef instead of the turkey.  Also, you can sub in store bought salsa or pico de gallo to make this recipe simpler.

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 tbs olive oil (+ 1 tbs later)
  • 1 tsp paprika (+ more later)
  • 1 tsp chili powder (+ more later)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin (+ more later)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 (15 oz can) pinto beans
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 campari tomatoes, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Scrub the potatoes clean.  Slice them into fries, skin left on.  In a bowl, mix and coat them with 2 tbs olive oil, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp cumin & salt to taste.  Place them on the sheet, not overlapping, and bake for 25-30 minutes.

In a large skillet, heat 1 tbs olive oil, on medium high.  Add half of the diced onion to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes.  Add the ground turkey and using a wooden spoon, break up the meat until no longer pink.  Season with 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp cumin and salt and pepper to taste.  Next, add the beans and 1/2 cup water.  Cook on low heat, for 7 minutes, stirring occassionally.

In a medium bowl, combine the other half of the diced onion, tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, avocado & 1/2 tsp salt.

In an oven safe dish, layer the ‘french fries’, turkey-bean mixture and cheese.  Place in oven and broil for 1 minute or until cheese has melted.  Remove from oven and top with salsa.  Serve immediately.

Yields 6-8 servings.

…delicious happens

 

 

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