This is actually a recipe from the show Tyler’s Ultimate on Food Network. I changed a few things around to make this dish low carb. This is one of the best things I’ve ever made or eaten…ever…I mean it. I’ll admit that these are a little trouble, but they are so worth it. There aren’t really any complicated techniques in the recipe, it’s just that there are just several steps involved. Check it out here and I’ll explain how to make a low carb version.
When the recipe calls for 1/4 cup of flour, substitute 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (available in grocery stores and at netrition.com). Then add about 1 1/2 cups of the chicken broth and reserve the rest. If your mixture is too thick, slowly add more broth until you reach a desired consistency. It’s also good to add 1/2 cup sour cream to the mixture at this point, along with the green salsa.
The second change I make is obviously to use a low carb tortilla. My favorite brand is Mission. My local Wal-Mart carries them.
I also use the black beans as a garnish instead of an actual side dish.
This recipe is great to make ahead. Just assemble, refrigerate, and bake when needed. It reheats well too. I almost think it gets better with time.
I hope you try these and enjoy them as much as my family does!