Ground Turkey & Peppers (or Mushrooms)

  • Serving Size4


    • 2 T approved oil
    • 1 c chopped yellow onion, including some chopped greens from scallions or green onions
    • 1 bell pepper (red or yellow preferred), chopped
    • OR 1 cup mushrooms
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • Salt, to taste
    • 1 lb ground turkey, preferably
    • 1 tsp chipotle powder or chili powder
    • 2 T chopped fresh parsley or cilantro



    Sauté the onions, bell pepper, garlic. Heat 2 T oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the chopped onions and bell pepper and cook until onions and peppers are softened, a couple minutes.


    Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds more.


    Add the ground turkey, salt, chipotle chili powder. Push the vegetables to the edge of one side of the pan and position that side of the pan so that it is off the burner, away from the heat. The empty part of the pan should be right over the burner.


    Add 1 or 2 more T of oil to coat the empty part of the pan. Put crumpled chunks of ground turkey in the pan, sprinkle with salt and chipotle or chili powder.


    Brown the turkey, stir in the peppers and onions. Cook the turkey without stirring until it is browned on one side, then turn the pieces over to brown the other side.


    Once the turkey is just cooked through, stir in the onions and peppers, and sprinkle with more salt and chili powder to taste. Remove from heat.


    Stir in fresh chopped parsley or cilantro and serve!


    Recipe adapted from: simplyrecipes  

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