Mexican Meatloaf

1 lb ground turkey

1/2 cup salsa

1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips

1 1/4 cup corn

1/2 cup diced Vidalia onion plus 1 onion cut in large slices

1/2 cup black beans

3/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

4 TBsp taco seasoning

1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce

Saute diced onions until cooked and add seasoning, sauce, 1/4 cup corn, chips, meat.

Put on pan and create a cavity and fill with beans and 1/4 cheese. Top with the rest of the meat. Put large sliced onions and corn around and pour cup of sauce over and top with cheese and salsa.

Bake at 375 for 50 minutes

Easy, quick prep and tasty. I used the sweet onions because that’s what I had on hand- they were actually very nice with the taco seasoning. Add other veggies around like poblano peppers.

Cucumber Salsa

1 medium cucumber ( seeded and diced)
1 white onion ( diced)
1/2 cup tomatoes ( seeded and diced)
2 cloves of garlic ( smashed and chopped)
3/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
1 jalapeno (seeded and diced)
juice of 1 lime(fresh)
1 tsp. lemon juice

Add all ingredients to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours (better overnight).

This is a simple and quick salsa recipe. It is so fresh and flavorful with no oil!! Try the English seedless cukes- they are awesome. I like to add a variety of tomatoes- try the yellow low acidity ones!
You can add another jalapeno if you wish to spice it up. Maybe throw in some red pepper flakes- thats always a good addition.

Black Bean & Corn Salsa


15.5 oz. can Black Beans (drained & rinsed)
3/4 cup corn (frozen or fresh-cooked)
2 small Tomatoes ( seeded & diced)
2 Garlic Cloves (minced or pressed)
1/2 cup fresh Cilantro (chopped rough)
1/2 med. Red Onion (diced)
1 TBsp. Paprika
3 TBsp. Lime juice
2 TBsp. oil (of choice- I like veg .oil for this recipe)

In a dry pan over med-high heat throw in cooked corn. Once
they pop, add Paprika- keep shaking pan for about 1 minute. You want the corn and the paprika to stick together and blister.
Add remaining ingredients.
Put in fridge for at least 4 hours- overnight is best.
Serve with chips, over grilled chicken or fish, put in a wrap……

This is so simple. OK- you don’t have to blister the corn, but what a presentation!..I usually grill the corn then add the paprika- but its cold outside!!!!
AI add just a bit of sea salt when serving- not too much- the lime juice should be the star!