3 Recipes from Simple Turkey Sauce

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3 Recipes from Simple Turkey Sauce
Simple Turkey Sauce
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40min

Bored of the same ol' turkey recipes? Once you have a simple turkey sauce, it’s a choose-your-own-dinner-adventure! You can start really easy with the pasta and turkey sauce, work your way up to the easy weeknight chili or try something really different like Crispy Polenta with Turkey Gravy.

11
Servings
393
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
11 cups

Notes

See recipe with images on blog: http://www.anutritionisteats.com/simple-turkey-sauce-three-meals/ (Posted here with author's permission).

Ingredients

Simple Turkey Sauce

  • 2 white onions, chopped
  • 8 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 cans of fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 Pound Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil

Pasta and Simple Turkey Sauce

  • 12 Ounces Dry pasta
  • 3 Tablespoons Tomato paste
  • 4 Ounces Fresh mozzarella, chopped

Weeknight Turkey Chili

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans diced tomato with green chiles, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 Cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin

Crispy Polenta with Turkey Gravy

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Half & Half

Directions

Simple Turkey Sauce

Dice onions and roughly chop garlic. In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Add turkey and season with salt & pepper. Break up turkey with spoon and cook until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes (no need to drain) and bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until mixture has thickened. Divide into 3 portions, about 3.5 cups each.

Pasta and Simple Turkey Sauce

Cook pasta according to directions. Heat turkey sauce in medium pot and stir in tomato paste. Season with salt & pepper. Divide pasta, turkey sauce and mozzarella cheese between four bowls. Garnish with basil and red pepper flakes if desired.

Weeknight Turkey Chili

Heat oil in large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add green pepper and cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add turkey sauce, tomatoes with chiles, beans, broth, seasonings. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer with lid ajar for about 20 minutes. Garnish with cheese and cilantro.

Crispy Polenta with Turkey Gravy

In large saute pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots, and cook, stirring frequently for about 1-2 minutes. Add butter to pan, when it melts, sprinkle flour over pan. Mix well, until flour is incorporated into shallots. Add turkey sauce, balsamic vinegar and bring to a boil. Lower heat, add half & half and simmer until thick, about 10-15 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
22%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Protein
21g
42%
Carbs
46g
15%
Vitamin A
73µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.7µg
11%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
27.7%
Vitamin C
25mg
41%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
12µg
15%
Calcium
147mg
15%
Fiber
9g
34%
Folate (food)
65µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
65µg
16%
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
72mg
18%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
24%
Phosphorus
302mg
43%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
719mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15.4%
Sodium
402mg
17%
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
46.2%
Zinc
2mg
16%

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