Now that I have rediscovered (again and again and again and……) that I need to be true to me and my voice, I have allowed Secrets of the Belly to become what it was intended to be in the first place.
Me, my belly, and its secrets.
If you know me, like REALLY REALLY know me, you would fully anticipate the dirtiness of my secrets too. Like raw (oysters), questionable (foie gras), get-your-hands-dirty (bone marrow), dirty secrets. Some might gross readers out (sea urchin), but their my secrets and I need them to be exposed…….
Let’s start with my spicy side.
I didn’t really “dislike” my mom’s cooking. And I am sure her heart was in every dish that was placed on the dinner table, but, as much as I love her, I learned nothing about how to cook a meal. Except for two things-how to read the directions on a Hamburger Helper box and how to make her enchilada “stuff.” If it wasn’t Tuna Helper for the nights meal, it was this gob of deliciousness that kept our bellies full.
But I had to be a rebel and change it up because that is who I am……a brat…..
1lb of lean ground Turkey
½ yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
About a dozen white corn tortillas, depending on how thick you like it, cut into strips
1 large can of green or red enchilada sauce
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
Cilantro and sour cream for garnish
Heat EVOO in large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté till translucent. Add garlic and ground turkey. Brown till cooked thoroughly. Throw in tortillas and enchilada sauce. Cook and stir until tortillas begin to soften. Sprinkle the cheese in and let melt, then give it one good stir. Garnish with crisp cilantro and cool sour cream. I have also added corn (like the version pictured), frozen mixed veggies or chorizo, depending on my fridge inventory and mood. For a breakfast alternative, throw a fried egg on top!