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Tex Mex is kind of the national food of Texas (Our tourism slogan was once “Texas- it’s a whole other country”. Haha!) In Texas, almost as soon as you’re weaned off of baby food, it’s time for tortillas and refried beans. Then it just get’s better and more delicious from there- fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, and one of my favorites- burritos. In our house, I either make Tex Mex or we go out for it at least once per week. Being from Ireland, Ian didn’t grow up on Tex Mex the way I did but he’s making up from lost time. One thing about all that Tex Mex though, it’s not always friendly on your waistline so when Mission Foods invited me to create a healthier recipe with one of their new Carb Balance Tortillas it was a challenge right up my alley.
Tex Mex is all about bold zesty flavor and I didn’t want to lose any of that so had to think about how to do that while not loading down with fatty meats and cheeses. The new Carb Balance Tortillas from Mission Foods eliminated a lot of the carbs and come in at a tidy 4G of carbs. I’ve used Mission Tortillas in my Tex Mex Dishes for years and the new Carb Balance tortillas have great texture and flavor.
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 11 package burrito seasoning
- 1 11 oz can Mexicorn drained
- 1 4.5 oz can chopped chiles
- 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with lime and cilantro drained
- 1 cup cooked Mexican rice (optional)
- Cheese to garnish if desired.
- Mission Tortillas Carb Balance Tortillas
- Brown 1 pound ground turkey
- Add burrito seasoning and water according to package instructions.
- Add the Mexicorn, chiles rice, and tomato to the ground turkey.
- Stir and let cook 3-4 minutes for flavors to blend.
- Add one scoop of the ground turkey mixture to near edge of Carb Balance tortilla, sprinkle lightly with cheese if desired, roll up about ½ inch of the bottom of the tortilla and completely roll the tortilla tightly around the mixture.
I replaced the fatty ground beef with the much leaner turkey. In taco or burrito meat the texture is the same and with all the added flavor of the ingredients, you can’t tell the difference. The burrito seasoning and the chiles bring a delicious kick to the burrito. The flavor is turned up even further with the Mexicorn which also has black beans and peppers and rounded out with the tomatoes with the zing of lime and cilantro, both of which add texture. That’s it- no extra seasoning and none needed because the flavor is off the charts. I love Mexican rice so I added a bit but if you want to keep the carbs even further down you can skip it. I added a light sprinkle of cheese but you can even skip that. With the delicious flavor and texture of the Carb Balance tortillas, it was as good as any Tex Mex restaurant. Best of all? It’s ready in about 20 minutes.
Want to try the new Mission Tortilla Carb Balance Tortillas for yourself? Leave a comment below answering “What is your favorite Tex Mex dish?” Giveaway ends 10/8 and will be selected at random. Must be 18 and live in the US. Get great recipes and all the info on Mission’s great products by joining Mission Insiders!