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.
- 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
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.