Taco Chili Mac Skillet

1 to 1-1/2 lbs ground turkey (or ground chicken or ground beef)

1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies

1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes

8 oz uncooked orzo pasta

1 can (15 oz) enchilada sauce

2 T. dried minced onions or 1/2 cup chopped fresh onion

1 packet taco seasoning

1 T. chili powder

1/4 tsp. chipotle chili powder (optional)

1/2 tsp. garlic salt

1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)

1-1/2 to 2 cups water

Garnish: (optional)

shredded cheese


sour cream

tortilla chips



1.  In a large skillet brown and thoroughly cook the ground turkey.

2.  Once it is cooked, add the beans, green chilis, diced tomatoes (do not drain), orzo, enchilada sauce, dried onions, chili powder, chipotle powder, taco seasoning, garlic salt and the water. Stir well, cover, and bring to a simmer.

3.  Simmer on medium-low until the orzo is cooked through and the water has been absorbed, stirring occasionally, about 20-30 minutes. More water may need to be added as it cooks, so if it is looking dry, or the pasta is not cooked but the water is absorbed, just add more, it will simmer away and do no harm.

4.  Add salt to taste and top with any garnishes desired.


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