• prep: 15 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 15 min
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  • Summary

    Easy Slow Cooker Taco Casserole – Layers of tortillas, cheese, beans, ground chicken or turkey, and veggies, cooked until hot, bubbly, and delicious!

    Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey (or ground chicken)
    • 1 medium yellow onion (diced)
    • 1 large green bell pepper (diced)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons chili powder
    • 1 tablespoon cumin
    • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (use 1/4 for more heat, or omit it completely if sensitive to spicy food)
    • 1 can reduced-sodium black beans ((15 ounces) rinsed and drained)
    • 1 can reduced-sodium pinto beans ((15 ounces) or kidney beans (I used pinto), rinsed and drained)
    • 2 cans no salt added diced tomatoes in their juices ((15-ounce cans))
    • 1 cup grated carrots
    • 6 whole wheat flour tortillas, (medium taco size )
    • 2 cups reduced-fat shredded cheese (such as cheddar, pepper jack, Monterey jack or a combination (about 8 ounces; I used half sharp cheddar, half pepper jack), divided)
    • Optional (for topping: chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado, sour cream (or nonfat plain Greek yogurt), salsa)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 289 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 8 g 12.27%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 4.84%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 40 mg 13.33%
    • Sodium: 997 mg 41.56%
    • Calcium: 103 mg 10.29%
    • Potassium: 688 mg 19.65%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 23.9%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 32 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 11 g 43.83%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 25 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 94.21%
    • Vitamin C 22.43%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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