We eat a lot of ground turkey in our house. Its cheaper than buying chicken and almost as versatile as ground beef. Because we eat so much of it, I’m always on the look out for new recipes to try. When I stumbled on a recipe for ground turkey with spring peas and potatoes, I was excited to try it out but not certain it would be a hit with my family. The original recipe, while delicious sounding, was a bit too bland for my families liking so, I decided to make a few additions to match our taste. My decision to add a little extra turned into a full on veggie drawer clean out which, in turn, turned into some seriously delicious turkey stuff!
This Turkey Stuff is ridiculously good and ridiculously good for you. With tomatoes, onion, carrots, mushrooms, green peppers, potatoes, and peas, you are bound to get in your veggie servings for the day. The lean turkey adds in some protein and if you serve this over brown rice like we do, you’ll get in some healthy grains as well! With all these veggies, I wasn’t expecting my kids to love it as much as they did. My youngest daughter who normally doesn’t eat much at all, ate an entire bowl and then went to daddy to steal most of his. A healthy, easy to pull together dish, that the kids love….you can’t beat that!
Inspired by Skinnytaste
Yields 8-10 Servings
1 Pound Lean Ground Turkey
1 Large Green Pepper
6 Green Onions, Whites and Stems Separated
4 Medium Vine Ripe Tomatoes
5 Cloves Garlic
3/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro
1 (16 Ounce) Can Tomato Sauce ( I used no salt added)
1 3/4 Cup Reduced Fat, Low Sodium Chicken Broth
2 Medium Potatoes (whichever kind you like)
2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Oregano
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
2 Bay Leaves
Salt, To Taste
2 Cups Frozen Peas
1 Cup Fresh Mushrooms
Begin browning ground turkey in a large pot over medium high heat. Meanwhile, either by hand or in a food processor, chop green peppers, onion whites and carrots. Once chopped, add peppers, onions and carrots to the pot and continue cooking until turkey is cooked through. Turn off heat and set turkey mixture aside. Meanwhile, in the bowl of a large food processor, add in garlic and and pulse a few times to chop. Once chopped, add tomatoes, onion stems and cilantro in with the garlic and process until tomatoes are completely pureed. Pour tomato mixture into the pot with the turkey and vegetables and place on low heat. Cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes and add to pot. Next, add tomato sauce, chicken broth and spices (including the bay leaves), to the pot. Cover and simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally. After one hour, add in frozen peas and mushrooms and continue cooking on low, covered, and stirring occasionally for an additional hour or until potatoes, peas, and mushrooms are tender. I recommend serving it over rice. Enjoy!