Mexican Taco Tower

In honor of Cinco de Mayo this week, we made a delicious meaty and cheesy Mexican Taco Tower. It is filled with layers of seasoned ground turkey, a spicy cream sauce, and topped with cheese. It gets baked in a spring form pan to help keep everything intact while baking. When you take the ring off of the pan, you end up with a beautiful cake-looking tower of meaty layers. It is so good! If ground turkey isn’t your thing, then change it up with ground beef; it will be just as tasty!

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I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t like Mexican food. How can anyone resist such wonderful cuisine?

Ingredients:
5 flour tortillas- 8 inches in diameter
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lb ground turkey or ground beef
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup frozen corn kernels
10.75 oz condensed cream of chicken soup
10 oz can diced tomatoes with chiles (if you don’t like spicy food, try the mild version)
¼ cup fat free sour cream
1 and ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
Taco seasoning (recipe follows)
Jalapenos for garnish (optional)
Extra sour cream for serving (optional)

Taco Seasoning Ingredients:
½ tsp Kosher salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp granulated garlic
¼ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp chili powder

Taco Seasoning Instructions:

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Mix the spices together in a bowl. If you’re not using the seasoning blend right away, store in an airtight container.

 

Mexican Taco Tower Instructions:

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In a skillet, on medium heat, heat the oil for about 1 minute. Add in the ground turkey and cook for about 3 minutes.  Add in the chopped onion and cooked until the turkey is no longer pink and is cooked through.

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Add in the taco seasoning and frozen corn kernels and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.

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In a mixing bowl, stir the cream of chicken soup, diced tomatoes with chiles, and sour cream together. Reserve about 1/3 cup of the sauce and ½ cup of shredded cheese and set aside.

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In a spring form pan that’s been greased with cooking spray, place 1 tortilla.

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Spoon in some of the ground turkey mixture, covering the surface of the tortilla.

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Spread about ½ cup of the sauce mixture over the ground turkey. Sprinkle about ¼ cup of the cheese on top of the sauce. Repeat another three layers, starting with another tortilla, so you‘ll end up with a total of four layers; all of the ground turkey should be used by the fourth layer.

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Top with the remaining tortilla and spread the reserved 1/3 cup of sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

Bake on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.

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Remove from the oven and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.

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When cooled, remove the ring from the spring form pan. Cut into slices and serve.

 

 


 

Mexican Taco Tower

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Serves: 6

A meaty and cheesy Mexican Taco Tower is a delicious weeknight dinner!
Ingredients
  • 5 flour tortillas- 8 inches in diameter
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey or ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup frozen corn kernels
  • 10.75 oz condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes with chiles (if you don’t like spicy food, try the mild version)
  • ¼ cup fat free sour cream
  • 1 and ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Taco seasoning (recipe follows)
  • Jalapenos for garnish (optional)
  • Extra sour cream for serving (optional)
  • Taco Seasoning Ingredients:
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp chili powder
Instructions
  1. Taco Seasoning Instructions:
  2. Mix the spices together in a bowl. If you’re not using the seasoning blend right away, store in an airtight container.
  3. Mexican Taco Tower Instructions:
  4. In a skillet, on medium heat, heat the oil for about 1 minute. Add in the ground turkey and cook for about 3 minutes. Add in the chopped onion and cooked until the turkey is no longer pink and is cooked through.
  5. Add in the taco seasoning and frozen corn kernels and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. In a mixing bowl, stir the cream of chicken soup, diced tomatoes with chiles, and sour cream together. Reserve about ⅓ cup of the sauce and ½ cup of shredded cheese and set aside.
  7. In a spring form pan that’s been greased with cooking spray, place 1 tortilla. Spoon in some of the ground turkey mixture, covering the surface of the tortilla.
  8. Spread about ½ cup of the sauce mixture over the ground turkey. Sprinkle about ¼ cup of the cheese on top of the sauce. Repeat another three layers, starting with another tortilla, so you‘ll end up with a total of four layers; all of the ground turkey should be used by the fourth layer.
  9. Top with the remaining tortilla and spread the reserved ⅓ cup of sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  10. Bake on 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for about 5 minutes. When cooled, remove the ring from the spring form pan. Cut into slices and serve.

 

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