Ma Keith's Mexican Shipwreck



My Mother has always talked about a recipe "Shipwreck" and I had to check it out. I personally didn't care for it. This is my version of it Mexican style....My hubby loved it!!


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15 Min
35 Min


  • 2 lb
    ground turkey browned
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 3 Tbsp
    salsa, chunky
  • 1 can(s)
    tomatoes and chiles
  • 1/2
    onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    cilantro, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    tony chachere's cajun seasoning
  • 1 pkg
    tater tots frozen
  • 1 can(s)
    mexicorn drained
  • 1 can(s)
    black beans drained
  • 1 c
    monterey jack cheese
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese
  • 1
    tomato chopped
  • 1/2
    head lettuce shredded
  • 1 can(s)
    refried beans

How to Make Ma Keith's Mexican Shipwreck


  1. Season ground turkey with cajun seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and chopped onion. When no longer pink, add tomatoes with green chiles, taco seasoning, salsa, black beans, refried beans and mexicorn. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray bottom of 9 x 13 pan. Pour meat mixture into pan, sprinkle with monterey jack and cheddar cheese. Then top the meat mixture with frozen tater tots. Bake for 30 minutes until tater tots are brown and crunchy. Then add more cheese to the top of tater tots and bake for additional 5 minutes.
  3. When plating, add lettuce, tomato, sour cream and salsa to the top of tater tot and meat mixture.

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About Ma Keith's Mexican Shipwreck

Course/Dish: Turkey, Other Salads, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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