2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup chunky salsa

¼ cup canned chopped green chilies

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 pound fresh ground turkey breast

Cooking spray

Additional chunky salsa (optional) Sliced green onions (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Combine cheese, salsa, green chilies, and black beans in a large bowl; stir well. Crumble turkey over bean mix­ture, and stir just until blended. Shape mixture into a 6'/2- x 4'/2-inch loaf. Place loaf in an 11- x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

3. Bake at 375° for 55 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer reg­isters 160°. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with additional salsa, and garnish with green onions, if desired.

Yield: 5 servings.



Exchanges: 4 Very Lean Meat, 1 L-F Milk, ½ Starch


Per serving: CAL 306 (29% from fat(; PRO 38.3g; FAT 9.9g (sat 5.5g; CARE 17.191 FIB 3g; CHOL 78 4mg; IRON 2mg; SOD 925mg; CALC 431 mg