Monday, April 14, 2008

Recipes for ground meat?

Anyone have good easy recipes for ground meat (turkey in this case)...we have had tacos, turkey chili and the taco potpie (recipe below) A LOT in the last few weeks. Oh, and meatballs too. any other ideas? Besides hamburgers...


megan o said...

Skillet Chili Mac (30 minutes-One pan)
serves 4

1 Tb vegetable oil (i use less)
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 onion minced
1 Tb chili powder
1 Tb ground cumin
salt and ground black pepper
3 garlic cloves
1 Tb brown sugar
1 15oz can tomato sauce
2 cups water
8 oz elbow macaroni
1 8oz package shredded Mexican cheese blend

1.Cook meat: Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over med-high heat until shimmering. Add meat, onion, chili powder, cumin, and 1/2 tsp salt. Cook, breaking meat into pieces with woode spoon, until meat is no longer pink, about 3 minutes.

2.Simmer macaroni: Stir in garlic and brown sugar and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomato sauce, water, and macaroni. Cover and cook, stirring often and adjusting the heat as needed to maintain vigorous simmer, until macaroni is tender, 10-15 minutes.

3.Add cheese:Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in 1 cup of cheese and sprinkle remaining cup of cheese over top. Cover and let sit off heat until cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Serve.

Stir in 1 cup frozen corn, 1 4.5oz can chopped green chilis, drained, and 2 Tb minced fresh cilantro with cheese in step 3.
*This is serious comfort food, but to make it more healthy I use Pam spray, lean turkey, whole wheat pasta, lowfat cheese and only 1/2 cup in total of cheese all together. Made this way one serving = 8 pts.

Julie L said...

I forgot to tell you - I made this and it was easy and really yummy, thanks M!