Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Can't take credit for this idea but it's delicious. Sheyla inspired me and this meal is so easy and so healthy and so YUMMY.
We all have those nights, "What the HECK am I going to make for dinner?" Let's face it, as moms all we want to do is sit down with a bowl of cereal or some string cheese and toast and call it dinner but our hubbies need sustenance and substance. I'm lucky that my husband is not picky and will eat anything I make.
A few weeks ago my friend Sheyla made my family dinner and she called it her, "Turkey Mush". Basically you take ground turkey and throw in whatever the heck you want and put it over Brown Basmati Rice. I think in her version she had pinto beans, corn, tomatoes, onions, garlic, green olives, soybeans and some other stuff. It was really, really good and my entire family (like my brothers and sister) looooved it.
So anyway fast forward tonight and I threw this together and it was just as good. Now I didn't measure anything so this is totally going by what your taste buds like.
First I start up the Basmati rice. I add a scoop of Better than Bullion(Chicken) and a tablespoon of Smart Balance for some flavor. Let it cook while you begin the rest of the meal.
About a cup of chopped onions, sautee for a few minutes in large pan with olive oil
mince a couple cloves of garlic, throw in with the onions
dump in lean ground turkey
cook turkey until no more pink can be seen
add in one can of black beans
one bag of frozen peas
one can of green chilies
couple shakes of oregano
a little coriander and cumin
salt and pepper
dash of red pepper flakes
When it's all finished you can scoop the turkey mixture over the rice and it's a nice, hearty healthy meal that seriously took me only 45 minutes. YUM. My almost 12 month old (come Friday!!) who is also a sickie chickie ate a bunch of it. Don't ask about my almost 3 year old because she had oatmeal cookies for dinner.
This meal will definitely be added to our dinner repretoire. It's something where you can always have the ingredients on hand-if you freeze the ground turkey and then take it out long enough beforehand to thaw.
There you have it! Turkey Mush! Thanks Sheyla!