1packet(8 ounces) Southwest Taco Simmer Sauce (mine was from Simply Organic)
1can(about 15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
Prepare the taco skillet freezer meal:
Label a quart-size freezer bag using a marker, paper and tape, or whatever you have available.
Add turkey to the labeled freezer bag.
Add remaining ingredients in the order listed above (salt, pepper, simmer sauce, beans, zucchini, and jalapeño).
Remove as much air as possible (to help prevent ice crystals from forming) and seal the bag. Lay it flat in your freezer (at least until hardened).
Remove bag the night before using and thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
When you're read to cook:
Add contents of the thawed bag to the skillet.
Cook on medium/high heat for 20-25 minutes until meat is done.
Slow Cooker Instructions:
Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
Add contents of the thawed bag to the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, or until meat is cooked.
The Simply Organic line of simmer sauces can be found in most grocery stores.If you don't have the packaged sauce, no problem. Simply combine an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce, ¼ teaspoon cumin, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon cayenne and ½ teaspoon of salt and mix well.If you want to spice it up, use 1 chipotle pepper in adobo (diced) along with 1 teaspoon of the adobo sauce.Thaw meal for 24 hours prior to cooking.5*SmartPoints (Green plan)4*SmartPoints (Blue plan)4*SmartPoints (Purple plan)4*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Southwest Taco Skillet Freezer Meal
Amount Per Serving (3 /4 cup)
Calories 178Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.