Monday, July 8, 2013

Meal Monday: Turkey Stroganoff #recipe

I had a package of ground turkey in the fridge that needed to be used, so I went searching for a recipe. This is what I found (a Ziplist recipe I modified a tiny bit).

Ground Turkey Stroganoff

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped (I used a small one)
1-1/4 pounds ground turkey
1 package (8 oz) sliced mushrooms
1 large sweet red pepper, cored and chopped
1 can (14.75 oz) chicken broth
3 Tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 pound egg noodles
1/4 cup parsley, chopped (I used a Tbsp dried)


Directions:
1.  In a large, nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat, add onion, and saute for a few minutes or until it starts to soften.  Add turkey and break it up into pieces.  Then add mushrooms and red pepper.  Saute until turkey is no longer pink, about 10 minutes.

2.  In a medium sized bowl, whisk together broth, flour, salt, paprika, thyme and black pepper.  Add to skillet and stir.  Bring to a simmer and simmer about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally until it's thickened.

3.  Reduce heat to low.  Stir in sour cream and mustard. Heat gently for 1-2 minutes until heated through.  Don't let it come to a boil or it will burn.  Sprinkle with parsley.

4.  Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling water, cook your noodles according to the package directions.  Serve turkey mixture over noodles.  If you want to be healthier, have a salad to go with it :)


According to Ziplist this recipe serves 8 for about 450 calories each, with 18 grams of fat.  Ouch.  I used regular sour cream and might try it with light next time, but overall this was pretty tasty.

Do you ever swap out ground turkey for ground beef?  Definitely a way to lighten up some recipes without sacrificing a ton in taste.

In case you missed it - I posted yesterday at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans on finding balance in your life.  Go check it out!