Recipe of the Week: Leftover Turkey and Tortellini Soup

Leftover Turkey Tortellini SoupIngredients:

6 cups chicken or turkey stock
1/2 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 t ground garlic
1 t dried thyme
1 t dried basil
1/2 t dried Mediterranean oregano
1/4 t dried rosemary
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 cups leftover turkey, chopped or shredded
9 oz cheese tortellini
2 cups tightly packed fresh spinach, large leaves torn in half

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Leftover Turkey and Tortellini Soup

Leftover Turkey Tortellini SoupIngredients:

6 cups chicken or turkey stock
1/2 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 t ground garlic
1 t dried thyme
1 t dried basil
1/2 t dried Mediterranean oregano
1/4 t dried rosemary
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 cups leftover turkey, chopped or shredded
9 oz cheese tortellini
2 cups tightly packed fresh spinach, large leaves torn in half Read More


Enchilada Pie, v1

enchilada pie low fatThis is the quick to fix lower fat variation of a seriously wonderful family Tex-Mex meal that I have made for about 30 years. Enjoy.

Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 onion, chopped
2 (15 oz) cans Ranch Style Beans – do not drain
1/2 cup salsa – use the kind you like, mild, medium, or hot.
1 T plus 1 t chili powder
2 t cumin powder
10 corn tortillas
2 T butter, softened
1 (8 oz) package 2% cheddar cheese, shredded

Optional: sliced fresh or pickled jalapenos Read More


Turkey and Ricotta Burger

Ingredients:

1 (20 oz) package of lean ground turkey
1 cup onion, chopped finely
2 t olive oil
1/2 cup ricotta, low fat
2 t garlic
1 t smoky paprika
2 t good quality yellow mustard (I used Coleman’s English mustard)
1 t Worcestershire (or low sodium soy sauce)
Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
1 T fresh parsley, chopped fine
4-6 buns, whole wheat Read More


Turkey Taco Salad

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Serves six.

Ingredients:

2 lbs ground turkey, 93% lean
1 T olive oil
1 1/2 T chili powder
2 t cumin
1/2 t paprika
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t Mexican oregano
1/8 t ground black pepper
1 T fresh cilantro, chopped (or 1 t dried cilantro)
8 oz salsa (your favorite brand and heat level)
1 (15 oz can) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 small can sweet corn
6 cups packed lettuce, torn
2 large tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 orange bell pepper, seeds removed and sliced
1 large avocado, diced or scooped with a spoon
2 limes, sliced
24 blue corn taco chips
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Optional: jalapenos, serranos, Hatch chilis, more Salsa,Tabasco, sour cream….. If you can put it on a taco, it can be added to this beautiful salad. Read More


Sanchos

2e9af53edad3d447c4778b4a0fae996b_4tqrIngredients:

2 lb lean ground turkey
1 T olive oil
1 T plus 1 t chili powder blend
1 t cumin powder
1 t onion powder
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t Mexican oregano
2 T fresh or canned hatch chile peppers, chopped
3/4 cup salsa, hot, medium, or mild
tortillas

Toppings: shredded cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, avocados, jalapenos, and more salsa Read More


Turkey and White Bean Chili

62607021f5acb2db01ab9a58c528fe52_mv57Ingredients:

1 T olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 sweet red pepper, de-seeded and chopped
20 oz ground turkey, lean
20 oz ground turkey, extra lean
1 T plus 1 t garlic, minced
2 T plus 1/2 T Gebhardt Chili Powder
2 3/4 t ground cumin
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/4 t chipotle chili powder (omit if you are a spice wimp and increase if you love it hot)
3 T all-purpose flour
3 T tomato paste
1 (4 oz) can Hatch chilis (hot or mild as you prefer)
3 C low sodium chicken stock
3 (15 oz) cans Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
2 T cilantro, rinsed, dried and chopped

Optional garnish: more chopped cilantro, green onions, avocado, tomatoes, and jalapenos
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Red Chile and Turkey Stacked Enchiladas

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Serves 8

Ingredients:

1 recipe Red Chile Sauce, divided use – set aside 1/2 cup for assembly, the rest goes into the meat and bean sauce
18 corn tortillas
1 T olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
20 oz ground turkey breast, 99% lean
1 (15oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 C corn, fresh, frozen and thawed, or drained from a can
2 t chili powder
1 t garlic
1/2 t cumin
1/8 t ground black pepper
1/2 t dried cilantro (or 1 T fresh cilantro chopped)
1 T butter (or use non-stick spray)
12 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded Read More