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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Easy Mexican Dinner Recipe

Healthy and Delicious Mexican Dinner Recipe to Try Tonight

Craving Mexican food but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen or consume all of those carbs? This simple and flavorful recipe is the perfect solution. Give it a try tonight!

Easy Mexican Dinner Recipe

Just the other day I was craving something Mexican for dinner.  Only with the low glycemic meal plan I am currently following, typical low carb Mexican meals do not always go with Mexican cuisine.  I decided to rummage around in the freezer and see what I could come up with, and I was so happy I did.  I was able to fulfill my craving, and create a new recipe to share with you.  

In case you have never tried Rotel, I highly recommend it since this tasty mix of diced tomatoes and green chilies has so many flavors bursting from that one single can.  Also, they take care of much of the flavoring for me, and the less I need to figure out, the better off I am.  Do you make up your own recipes and wing it every night like me, or do you follow a recipe?  I'd love to know your stand point on how you come up with dinner recipes every evening.

I began making up my own recipes as a teenager, but I can assure you I would have never qualified for Master Chef Jr.  Those kiddos are like cooking prodigies, I was just making dinner for our family every night, making up recipes as I went, and hoping it was edible when it was all said and done.

I did not write down my recipes so they tasted differently every time I served them.  My mother and sister never knew what they would be eating when we sat down to the dinner table, but thankfully I typically received compliments every night.  I guess that is part of the reason why I was so willing to take on creating new recipes to share here every week.  

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Mexican Dinner Recipe 

What you will need:
  1. 1 lb ground turkey (you could also use ground beef or chicken)
  2. 1 package frozen cauliflower (thawed)
  3. 1 onion (chopped)
  4. 1 green pepper (chopped)
  5. 1 can Rotel
  6. 1 t garlic powder
  7. 1 t onion powder
  8. 1 t cumin
  9. 1 t chili powder
  10. 1 t smoked paprika
  11. Salt and pepper to taste

What you need to do:
  • Thaw ground turkey and frozen package of cauliflower 
  • Coat skillet with one tablespoon olive oil to prevent sticking to pan
  • Place ground turkey, onion, green pepper, and cauliflower into skillet and cook on medium heat until vegetables begin to soften and ground turkey is no longer pink
  • Add spices to meat and vegetable mixture, stir well
  • Add Rotel 
  • Stir well, and serve


Mexican dinner night idea

This Mexican dinner night idea was mighty tasty, even Mr. VS loved it.  When you are consuming a lower carb intake, you tend to need to get creative with dinner.  I have a ricer and could have riced the cauliflower, but who has time for all of that?  I simply removed the frozen cauliflower from the freezer, let it thaw, and then added those small cauliflowerets to the skillet.  I honestly would not change a thing or even bother ricing the cauliflower.  So yummy, and tasty.  

If you give this recipe a try, please let us know.  Mexican cuisine is hands down a favorite in this household.  We have certainly enjoyed coming up with different takes on old recipes we can still enjoy with a few tweaks to those recipes.  You do not always have to give up what you love, just look at a recipe in a new light so it fits with whatever meal plan you are following.    

Mexican Dinner Recipe



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Easy Mexican Dinner Recipe


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  1. I am not sure if my comment went or not, having one of those days. I love that this is low carb, I need to try it for sure.

    1. Yes, we are sharing low GI recipes these days, and this one was yummy! Hope you like it and let us know if you do.

  2. This recipe sounds perfect for my household as I could leave out the turkey (for me) and add more of the veggies and my husband can have the meat version. Wonderful!

    1. Thank you Molly, I hope your husband likes it. I really enjoyed this recipe and so did my husband. You could easily leave out the turkey for yourself and add more veggies to this meal too.

  3. Sounds tasty! Pinning now so I can try it! Mexican is one thing my whole family can agree on! Thanks!

    1. We tend to lean towards Mexican cuisine a lot around here, we both love it. I hope your family enjoys it Donna.

  4. Looks good!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you are having a great week!!

    1. Thank you Debbie. I enjoyed this recipe a lot and know we will be making it more often. Hope you are having a good week too!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :)