Naturally gluten free and dairy free, Mexican Haystacks are a wonderful way to get your fresh fruits and veggies in for the day!
8 Servings Recipe By Pin Print
Mexican Haystacks


  • 1 ½ cups cook Ground Turkey
  • 1 ¼ cups dice Onion
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 4 cups Salsa
  • 2 ½ cups dice Bell Pepper, Red
  • 2 cups Mango, Chunks
  • 2 cups peel, pit, and dice Avocado
  • Serving Day Ingredients

    These ingredients are added AFTER your meal has been frozen — for the day you serve and eat it.

  • 2 cups cook White Rice, Long-Grain

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Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Combine ground turkey, onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper and salsa in large pan on stovetop.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
  3. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Place approximately 1/4 cup of rice on plate, the top with turkey and salsa mixture.
  5. Finally, top with fresh vegetable and fruit mixture as desired.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Combine ground turkey, onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper and salsa in a large bowl.
  2. Divide turkey mixture among 1/2 indicated number of freezer bags.
  3. Combine pepper, avocados and mangoes in remaining freezer bags, removing as much air as possible.
  4. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Heat turkey mixture in a skillet over med-high heat for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Serve over cooked rice and top with fresh vegetable/ fruit mixture.


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