I love Mexican food! We grew up having it quite a bit and I think that is why all the girls love it so much. If you are looking for a new Mexican Dish you have to try this - it is delicious!
1 lb lean ground turkey
16 ounces fat free refried beans (I used green chile and lime)
1.5 ounce pkg taco seasoning mix
14 to 16 manicotti shells uncooked (whole wheat if you can find them)
12 ounce bottle green taco sauce
1 cup Mexican grated cheese
This is the green sauce I use- I love it!
Brown ground turkey and drain. Mix cooked ground turkey with beans and taco seasoning.
Stuff mixture into uncooked shells. I use a plastic baggie with a cut corner. Then squeeze the mixture in both sides of the manicotti shell. You could also spoon it in on each side with a very small spoon that will fit into the manicotti shell.
Lay stuffed shells into a 9X13 pan. Mix the green taco sauce with about 3/4 bottle of water. (Use the bottle the sauce came in.) Pour sauce over manicotti, cover with foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese. Put back in oven until cheese is melted without the foil this time.
Garnish with green onions, olives, tomatoes, and cut lettuce.