Firehouse Frito Pie

This recipe is from Eating Well magazine’s February 2012 issue. The recipe makes 8 servings.








Firehouse Frito Pie

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
1/2 cup chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 large zucchini, shredded
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth or chicken broth
16 (6-inch) corn tortillas
Cooking spray
2 (15-ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed, divided
2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese or sharp Cheddar cheese
1 medium tomato, diced
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1 bunch scallions, sliced
Pickled jalapenos (for garnish)

Position racks in middles and lower third of oven; preheat to 375F. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and turkey; cook, stirring and breaking up with a spoon, until the turkey is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add zucchini, tomatoes and broth and bring to a simmer. Partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally and maintaining a simmer, for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, coat both sides of each tortilla with cooking spray. Cut them in half, then cut each half into 1-inch strips. Spread the strips on 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Bake, rotating the pans from top to bottom and stirring halfway through, until crisp, about 25 minutes.

Mash 1 cup beans in a bowl. After the chili has simmered for 30 minutes, stir in the mashed beans and whole beans. Cook until the beans are heated through, about 3 minutes more.

To serve, place about 3/4 cup tortilla strips in each of 8 shallow bowls. Ladle about 1 1/4 cups chili on top. Garnish with cheese, tomato, lettuce, scallions and pickled jalapeños (if desired).


Per serving : Calories: 447, Fat: 17g, Sat. Fat: 7g, Carbs: 49g, Fiber: 13g, Protein: 29g



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