When I was living and working in upstate NY I ate a lot of ground turkey. This was a time when I was also competing about 4-6 times per year. Turkey, chicken and tuna were my whole food protein choices. When eating ground turkey, I always chose the 99% lean variety and would simply place the entire 16 ounces on a baking sheet and bake plain. Sometimes I'd add some hot sauce or mustard to it for flavoring, but today, since I'm a bit more relaxed with diet, I tried this recipe, and this is going to be a keeper.
*Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2 tbsp
* Garlic, minced 4 cloves (you can reduce to 1-2 cloves if 4 cloves are too powerful a flavoring agent. I like garlic, so I use 4 cloves)
* Onions, raw, 1 cup, chopped
* Turkey, Ground turkey, 99% lean, 16 oz
* Oregano, ground, 3 tbsp
* Basil, 2 tbsp
* Bay leaf, whole (remove before serving)
* Parsley, dried, 1 tbsp
*Hunt's Tomato Sauce, no salt added, 2 cup
~heat onion and minced garlic in extra virgin olive oil until onions are nearly translucent.
~add ground turkey to pan cover with seasoning and brown
~add tomato sauce and heat thoroughly.
You can eat this with a veg of your choice or over some whole wheat pasta.
This is also a good recipe to take to work with you. Simply place it in a microwavable dish with veggie of choice, and you have a healthy, low fat, high protein, nutritious meal.
BTW, cooking has became a very nice hobby of mine these past three years.
when I'm not at IHOP