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Lean Ground Turkey

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by mastover, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. mastover

    mastover Well-Known Member

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    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. :nod:

    Ingredients

    *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


    Directions

    ~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 :o
     
  2. raptor

    raptor Well-Known Member

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    I plan on trying this since I am getting burned out on chicken, tuna and whey. :)
     
  3. dbrian

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    Gonna have to print this out and have my wife cook it. :p
     

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