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Recipes for Tuna: Green Chile Casserole #OceanNaturals #shop #cbias

My husband is on a fast because he’ll be having a medical procedure tomorrow, so what do I do? Cook of course! He’ll thank me tomorrow when he gets home and wants food fast!

He’s having this test as a gift to me. For our 30th wedding anniversary which we celebrated on October 8th, my hubby had a physical and during the in depth testing that went along with it, he discovered, though I always knew it, that he ate too much red meat and because of it, his cholesterol is too high. My skinny and fit husband always assumed because he was in great physical shape he could eat what he wanted, and what he wanted was a steak 3-4 times a week.

 A serving of Ocean Naturals Skipjack Tuna in Water contains 90mg of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Now that he’s gotten the word from someone official to eat more fish and lean meats, he’s finally on the bandwagon and I’m going to be helping him out. This is the first recipe I made him on his new healthier eating plan. In the past I made this dish with ground beef, but I lightened it up and reformulated it for the Omega-3 rich tuna. And not just any tuna, I wanted him to have premium, responsibly caught tuna so I chose Ocean Naturals for my recipe.

Recipes for Tuna

Green Chile Tuna Casserole
Fast and easy! This baked green chile enchilada bake can be made ahead and reheated for lunch or dinner. Drain the tuna well to avoid too much moisture. Prefer flour tortillas? Make this with flour tortillas and roll them up enchilada style and bake as directed.
Yield: 6
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Ingredients
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • ½ cup low-fat small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 12 oz of flaked tuna, drained well (2 cans)
  • 10 oz green chile enchilada sauce, divided
  • ¼ c chopped green onions
  • ¼ c black olives, sliced
  • 1-1/2 c shredded Mexican blend cheese (cheddar and pepper jack), divided
  • 8 crisp flat corn tortilla shells
  • 1 roma tomato, seeded and diced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine 5 oz of green chile sauce, sour cream, cottage cheese, and garlic salt. Add flaked tuna and mix gently to avoid breaking up the fish too much.
  3. Stacking:
  4. Pour 2-1/2 oz of green chile enchilada sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. Add two shells, overlapping if necessary.
  5. Divide the tuna filling into 3 and olives/onions/cheese into 4th. Layer the first third of tuna mixture, then onion, cheese, and olives on top of the tortillas. Repeat 2 more times and end with two shells. Cover with the last 2-1/2 oz of green chile enchilada sauce, cheese, olives, and onions.
  6. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 30 minutes or until bubbly (cover if it starts to brown too quickly).
  7. Top with tomatoes and last of the onions, cheese, and olives before serving.
  8. Serve with a green salad and Spanish rice.
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About Ocean Naturals

Ocean Naturals Sustainably Caught TunaOcean Naturals not only stands by their product, they print a code on the bottom of every can which you can input on their website to see exactly where your tuna was caught. It also gives you information on the type of tuna. For instance, mine was Skipjack Tuna which I’ve never heard of. But it turns out it’s one of several species of tuna that have been designated as “light” in the US. They also let me know that it’s a healthy and abundant population that’s found worldwide and that it’s managed by several agencies to prevent overfishing.

Interestingly, the company is local to me and I hadn’t heard of them. I’m thrilled to find a better alternative for my tuna and will be sure to consider Ocean Naturals every time I choose need to make a healthy tuna recipe for my husband. I’ll admit, this dish smelled so good I almost took a bite. Tuna was one of the last meats I gave up when I became a vegetarian.

Ocean Naturals can be purchased at Walmart stores and for other locations, visit their website. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook for recipes and special offers. I paid $1.98 per can, that’s a pretty inexpensive protein and a great way to stretch a family’s budget. Also check out Ocean Naturals Tuna Tuesdays Facebook giveaway for your chance to win free product!

Have you tried Ocean Naturals? What would you make?

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