Mexi Magic Go To Meal

img_20161117_121734I call this recipe “magic” because it’s literally like you wave a magic wand and dinner is done!! Any day and anyway. I make this weekly. It’s fast, easy, and the serving possibilities are endless! We are talking.. burritos, tacos, nachos, pizza, taco or burrito bowls, salads, or anything else you can come up with. And guess what? It’s one of my Healthy Selection recipes! You just can’t go wrong. Another plus is you can easily interchange some of the ingredients to match whatever you have in the pantry. So, just don’t sit there… make this tonight!! And don’t forget it’s great leftover 🙂

First you will need:

  • 1 lb. Perdue ground chicken ( you can also use ground turkey or any other meat or seafood.. but when you use beef the nutritional numbers will change)
  • 2 TBS Canola or Olive Oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1- 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Curry powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
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Then you will need:

  • 1- 14.5 oz. can No salt added Diced tomatoes, drained a little (any flavor is fine)
  • 2 c Frozen corn
  • 1 tsp Fresh ground pepper
  • 1-1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1- 15 oz.can Reduced sodium black beans drained and rinsed (or any beans you prefer)
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander
  • 2 tsp Dried Cilantro (or fresh if you have it)
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp Onion powder

****Suggested toppings….

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Chopped Green Onions
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Tortilla Chips ( for salads or bowls you can use the “at the bottom of the bag chips”)
  • Jalapenos
  • Salsa
  • Hot Sauce
  • Fritos
  • Diced Red Onion
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Sour cream

In an iron skillet or non-stick pan warm oil on medium heat. Add onion and stir for a few minutes then add ground chicken, wash hands thoroughly.

Begin to break up and cook chicken then add pepper flakes, 1-1/2 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp curry, 1-1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1 tsp cumin. Continue to stir, chicken should begin to turn white and no longer pink. Add tomatoes and corn and gently stir. Then add pepper, and 1-1/2 tsp chili powder. Stir. Add rinsed black beans and fold them into the chicken mixture. Now add coriander, cilantro, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp curry, and 1-1/2 tsp onion powder. (you are adding spices in layers, it creates the best flavor) img_20160820_181122105

Turn heat down to low and continue to gently stir until all ingredients are blended and hot. Remove from heat and that’s it!!! (If mixture gets a little dry before serving just stir in a little more canola oil)

Serve in burritos, taco shells, salads, on pizza, in burrito or taco bowls, on nachos, throw it on a bun like sloppy joes or just eat it as is! I have listed suggested toppings but you can top with anything you choose. You can double the recipe for larger groups or for leftovers. If you want more heat add more chili powder and maybe some cayenne pepper. img_20161117_121734

Created with love by:


Char Head 🙂


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