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Only Online: Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Lasagna

Serves 6

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INGREDIENTS
  • For Chipotle and Adobo Béchamel: 
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons puréed chipotle and adobo sauce
  • 1 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 large yellow onion, approximately 2 cups
  • 1 16-ounce bag frozen corn
  • 1 11.5-ounce jar pickled jalapeños, 3/4 cup, cut into small dice
  • 1 8-ounce jar tomatillo salsa
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups (an 8-ounce block) queso fresco
  • 1 large bag tortilla chips, thicker cut preferred
  • 1 handful cilantro, minced, for garnish
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Sour cream, for serving
PREPARATION

For the béchamel, melt the butter in a saucepot over medium-high heat. Add flour, let it cook for a minute or so and then whisk in the milk. Let thicken to coat the back of a spoon, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Add chipotle and adobo and stir to combine.

In a large sauté pan, brown the ground turkey with the cumin and coriander. Season with salt and pepper. Remove to a plate. In the same sauté pan, sauté onions until translucent, around 4 minutes. Add browned meat back into the onions along with corn, pickled jalapeños and tomatillo salsa; stir to combine. 

Place 1/4 of the chips on the bottom of the slow cooker and top with 1/4 of the cheese. Top with 1/3 of the meat, then 1/4 of the béchamel. Repeat two more times, ending with the chips. Top with the cheese. Cook on slow for four hours. 

To serve, top with cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with sour cream at the table.

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