Friday, March 4, 2011

"Thai Turkey Bowl"

That's what Chad calls it, at least. It's not actually Thai, per se, but is composed of meat and veggies, then served over rice. That's enough for us. And Thai Turkey Bowl sounds way better than Ground Turkey and Peppers...

Ground turkey is way cheaper than ground beef. We've been buying the big roll of it at Winco for about nine bucks and it gives us four good dinners.

The best thing about this meal is that it can all be cooked in one big frying pan (minus the rice). That's my kind of meal, especially because we don't have a dishwasher. Doing dishes just gets old sometimes. All the time.

Okay. Here it is.

Olive oil
1 cup chopped yellow onion, including some chopped greens from scallions or green onions
1 bell pepper (red or yellow preferred), chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt
1 lb ground turkey, preferably ground turkey thighs
Chipotle powder or chili powder {I used some cajun seasoning and it was fantastic!)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley or cilantro

Heat 2 Tbsp olive 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. 

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 one or two more tablespoons 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.

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.

Serve alone, or with steamed rice or noodles.

Serves 4.

Original Source: Simply Recipes

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