This casserole can be changed up with the seasons. Below you can replace the zucchini and summer squashes with roasted chopped sweet potatoes or winter squash or replace the spinach with kale or other seasonal green. Yum!
Author Angela Litzinger @ test.angelaskitchen.com
1bell pepperseeded and chopped (I used a red one)
3minced cloves garlic
1 1/2cupsyellow summer squashchopped
4ouncescanned mild green chilies OR small jalapeño seeded and ribs removed & diced
1 1/2teaspoonground cumin
1/2 to 1teaspoongluten free chili powderor to taste
1 -28ouncecan of chopped tomatoesdrained but reserve tomato juice (about 2 1/2 cups drained)
1 -14ouncecan black beansdrained and rinsed (about 1 1/2 cups)
salt and pepper to taste
1cuppacked fresh spinachchopped
1cupcrushed Way Better Snack's Simply Black Bean Tortilla Chips
1cupcrushed Way Better Snack's Simply Sunny Whole Grain Tortilla Chips
1cupof shredded gluten and dairy free cheese substitute of choiceoptional
In a large skillet or soup pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, cooking until translucent. Add the ground turkey and garlic. Cook until turkey is browned and cooked though.
Add the zucchini, yellow summer squash, chilies, spices, tomatoes and beans. Season well with salt and pepper. Mix well. Let simmer over medium heat until flavors meld, about 30 minutes. If it appears a bit dry, add some of the reserved tomato juice from the drained tomatoes or some gluten free chicken stock.
Preheat the oven to 350. Stir in spinach and the cilantro. Pour the mixture into an oiled 9"x13" pan. Mix the two type of crushed tortillas together. Sprinkle tortillas on top of the mixture. Sprinkle with cheese substitute if using.
Bake until the cheese substitute is melted and mixture is bubbly, about 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with extra cilantro to garnish and serve.
To Freeze: After mixing the spinach and cilantro into the mixture allow to cool. Put mixture into an oiled pan and wrap well for freezing. Put the crushed tortilla topping into a small freezer bag and the cheese substitute in another, bundling the bags with the pan. Label and freeze.
To Serve: Thaw. Sprinkle casserole with tortilla topping and cheese substitute. Bake at 350 F degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until heated through and bubbling.