02 May 2013

Today is Day Four of my Cinco de Mayo week.  Have you been enjoying these Mexican recipes?  The one I have for you today is probably more of a "Tex-Mex" meal.  It's really easy to put together and your family will love it.  It's a baked dish with crescent roll dough on the bottom, ground turkey and chili beans in the middle, and melty cheese on top.  It's slightly adapted from Pillsbury.

Mexican Turkey Crescent Bake

¼ large onion, diced
1lb. ground turkey
1 (15 oz.) can beans in chili sauce, undrained
1 tbsp taco seasoning or half of a packet
1 (8 oz.) can refrigerated seamless dough sheet
1½ cups shredded cheese
Sour cream, for topping

Preheat oven to 375°.  Coat a 9x13” baking dish with baking spray.

In a large skillet, sauté onions until almost tender.  Add turkey and cook until no longer pink.  Add beans and taco seasoning. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. 

Place dough in baking dish; press over bottom of pan to form crust. Spoon turkey mixture evenly over dough; sprinkle with cheese. 

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Top with sour cream, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Of course, you can make this with ground beef if you prefer.  It would be great either way.  It would probably also work with shredded or cubed chicken.  The original recipe called for "black beans in chipotle sauce with corn and red peppers".  I had never seen that before, so I just used chili beans.  It would be good with some corn thrown in there too.

Have you used those seamless dough sheets?  They are the same thing as a roll of crescent dough, but without the perforations.  Pillsbury apparently realized that cooks use crescent rolls for so much more than the actual rolls, and these seamless dough sheets are awesome.  No pinching the seams together.  I have made several different varieties of "bakes" with them.  This was the first, I think.  I've also made a meatball sub bake that is awesome.  Then I made a creamy tuna bake with it.  It's a very handy thing to have on hand for a quick dinner made with whatever you happen to have in the fridge or pantry.  (And no, this is not a sponsored post; I just really like these seamless dough sheets!)

Tomorrow I will finish up Cinco de Mayo Week with a yummy dessert.

Cinco de Mayo Week Recipes:

Links to all of my other Mexican recipes:

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