Mexi-CAN Chalupas

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This image is © 2015 by Life As She Does It. Please link back or credit if any content or images are used. 

There should be a Chalupa Crush Wednesday on social media....because I am crushing on THIS!!  I USUALLY have a two-week grocery shopping list and meal planner, but for some reason since we got back from New York, I have been VERY out-of-sorts!  So fast and easy is what's for dinner lately, and this DEFINITELY fit the bill!  

CHALUPAS

1 pkg tortillas

3 pkgs ground turkey

2 cans refried beans

1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped coarse

1/4 head small purple cabbage, sliced fine

1 head Romaine lettuce, sliced fine

8 grape tomatoes, diced fine

8 green onion, diced

diced avocado, sprinkled with a little lime

2 jalapeno, seeded, diced fine

3 pkgs taco seasoning

1/2 cup water

sea salt

pepper

garlic

cumin

extra virgin olive oil (evoo)

Sprinkle enough evoo in heavy pot or Dutch oven, cook turkey meat on medium-high heat, and sprinkle the top with sea salt, pepper, cumin and garlic, mixing and then cooking until browned.  Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat refried beans and chop all your veggies.  Once the meat is browned, add taco seasoning and water (see notes), and let sit a minute or two to absorb the liquid and flavor.  While it is resting, heat enough evoo in a heavy skillet to cover bottom.  Add a drop of water; once the water sizzles, add your tortillas (see notes) and brown on both sides.  Stack your tortilla with your beans, meat, veggies and cheese.

NOTES: I use organic ingredients whenever possible, but it is not always available.  For the taco seasoning, I simply made sure there was no MSG, synthetic ingredients, or preservatives.  The tortillas I use are low-carb, but you can use the tortillas of your choice!  This was a big batch of meat, but it made dinner for four, and lunch for The Hubster AND me for the next day!!

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