August 7, 2013

Mexican haystack Recipe

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This summer has been so fun and busy at my house.  I must admit that I have been a very lazy cook..something about the warm weather and running around.  There has been more than one night spent enjoying take out.

I decided that I had to put a stop to my food tomfoolery and I started to cook again.  I whipped up a yummy dish that my family loved.  Mexican Haystacks!!  Similar to Hawaiian Haystacks only about a million times more delicious.  I thought the Mango would be a little odd..but it was amazing!  Just the flavor pop that this dish needed.  Give it a try!  For won't be'll be satisfied. 

You will need Ground Turkey, Onion, Bell Pepper, Taco Seasoning, Cilantro, Mango, Salsa, Rice, Avocado, and Black Beans.
Start cooking the Rice according to package instructions.  Chop up the Onion and Bell Pepper and toss them in a warm pan with just a bit of oil.  Saute until softened.

Add the Turkey to the Bell Pepper/Onion mixture, toss in a little Taco Seasoning,  and cook until the meat is no longer pink.  Pour in some Salsa and let simmer a few minutes.  This is my top secret ingredient in all Taco meat. 

Dice the Mango (check here for instructions) and chop up the Cilantro.

Mix the Cilantro into the cooked rice.  Cilantro makes most things better.
Arrange the Meat, Rice, and toppings nicely so folks can put what they want on their Haystack.  See how tasty mine is!  Wowzers!  Enjoy!

Mexican Haystacks Recipe
Source:  Whole & Free

2 C Uncooked Brown Rice
1 Bunch Cilantro
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 Lb Ground Turkey
1 Onion, Diced
1 Bell Pepper, Diced
2-4 TBSP Taco Seasoning
1 C Salsa

1 Mango, Diced
1 Avocado, Diced
Black Beans

Cook the Brown Rice according to package instructions.

Meanwhile add the Onion and Bell Pepper to a pan with a drizzle of Olive Oil.  Cook for a few minutes until they begin to soften.  Add in the Ground Turkey and Taco Seasoning.  Cook until no longer pink.  Add in the Salsa and simmer about 20 minutes.

Chop up the Cilantro, Mango, and Avocado.  When the rice is done mix in a handful of the Cilantro.

Arrange all of the toppings so everyone can garnish as they please.  Start with rice on the bottom followed by the meat.  From there the possibilities are endless!


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