Pequeña Turkey and Bean Chili

Ingredients:

1 T olive oil
1 lb ground turkey, lean (not extra lean)
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper
1-2 red jalapenos
1 1/4 T Gebhardt Chili Powder
2 t dried garlic granules
1 1/2 t ground cumin
1/4 t dried Mexican oregano
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/8 t chipotle chili powder, optional
1 1/2 T all-purpose flour
1/ 1/2 T tomato paste
2 T canned chopped hot Hatch chiles
1 1/2 – 2 C chicken stock
1 (15 oz) cans beans – pinto, great northern, kidney, small red – use your favorite

Optional garnish: chopped cilantro, cheese, green onions, avocado, tomatoes, and jalapenos Read More


Italian Sausage Stuffing

Italian Sausage StuffingIngredients:

1(1 lb) loaf Italian (or French) bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups)
2 T extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
3 oz pancetta
1 stick butter
1 large sweet onion, chopped
1 large celery rib, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, minced
2 t dried poultry seasoning
2 T Italian parsley, chopped
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup white wine
1 1/2 cup Parmesan, shredded or grated
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Read More


Sean’s Delight, by David Gerrold

Sean’s Delight is a delicious recipe from the Hugo and Nebula award winner, David Gerrold, author of more than 50 books, several hundred articles and columns, and more than a dozen television episodes, including Star Trek’s “The Trouble with Tribbles”.

David wrote the following recipe for The Martian Child who would become his son.

Sean’s Delight

So, tonight’s culinary masterpiece, hereinafter referred to as Sean’s Delight, because he went back for seconds….

The last of a roast turkey breast (they sell them at Vons), cut up into small chunks.
Some chopped white onions. (They sell small packages at Vons.)
Some chopped red/orange/yellow peppers. (They sell small packages at Vons.)
Some Birds Eye Ultimate Petite Mixed Vegetables (frozen)
Some elbow noodles.
A can of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup.
A can of Campbell’s Cream of Chicken soup. 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, frijoles instead of black beans, more Salsa,Tabasco, sour cream….. If you can put it on a taco, it can be added to this beautiful salad. Read More


Sanchos

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One sancho ready to be folded in half.

Ingredients:

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 dried 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


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