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Mexican Haystacks

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican Haystacks
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 449kcal


  • 1 cup brown rice, raw
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 pound turkey, ground
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 4 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup cilantro


  • 1 medium bell pepper, red
  • 2 medium avocado
  • 2 medium mango
  • 2 cup lettuce, shredded
  • 1 medium tomato, red
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 medium cucumber


    1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Dice onion. Add to a large pan with the turkey, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until meat is brown, stirring frequently to crumble.
  • Drain any excess fat, then add salsa. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, chop the cilantro, bell peppers, avocados, and mango. Set aside.
  • Stir cilantro into the cooked rice, saving just enough cilantro to use as garnish if desired.
  • Shred lettuce (if needed), dice tomato, carrot, and cucumber.
  • Serve meat mixture over rice, allowing each family member to add toppings as desired. Garnish with cilantro.
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Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 1342mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 24g

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