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Brown gravy

26 Jul

Brown gravy (good with turkey)

  • 4 Tbs. tallow
  • 4 Tbs. flour
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1.5 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 c. broth
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Melt the tallow in a saucepan over med-low heat. Combine the spices in a bowl. Add the flour to the melted tallow and whisk thoroughly. Add the spices and whisk for 10-30 seconds. Add the 1/2 c. of broth, keep whisking. When combined, add the remaining 1.5 c. broth. Cook over med-low heat until thickened and turn to low. Before serving, add butter and salt.

Broccoli chowder

15 Feb

Broccoli chowder (adapted from Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheese Soup at wellplated.com)

  • 1 c. carrots, julienne or grated
  • 1/2 white onion, finely diced
  • 4 to 5 c. broccoli, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed and minced
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. grated nutmeg
  • 2 c. chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 c. meat (turkey/chicken), finely diced (optional)
  • 1/2 to 1 c. frozen corn (optional)
  • 1/2 c. rice (optional)

If using the slow cooker: Place carrots, onion, broccoli, garlic, cream cheese, oregano, nutmeg, and broth in the crockpot on high 2 hrs. or low 4-6 hrs. (until broccoli is tender). Add the heavy cream and milk, then puree until smooth. Let cook on high until warmed through, then add cheese, salt to taste and pepper. Can also add in meat, corn, and/or rice and heat until warmed through.

Ground turkey with vegetables stew

7 May

Ground turkey with vegetables stew

  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c. okra, sliced or diced
  • olive oil and butter
  • ~1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • basil, thyme, and oregano
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 1/2 c. corn kernels
  • 1/2 c. green beans, chopped
  • 1 3/4 c. cannellini beans, cooked
  • 1 c. diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbs. water
  • 1 Tbs. tamari sauce

Saute the onion and okra in butter and olive oil. Add 1/2 tsp. sea salt. About 3-5 minutes later, add the turkey and cook until brown. Stir in the potato, corn, and green beans and cook a few minutes to saute. Add the beans and tomatoes, water, and tamari sauce. When food starts to simmer, put heat on low and cover. Let stew 15 to 20 minutes.

Stuffed pepper stew

6 Feb

Stuffed pepper stew

  • 1 lb. ground meat (beef, turkey, or bison)
  • 1 to 2 bell peppers (green, red, or orange), chopped
  • 1 c. onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 (29 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14 oz.) can beef broth (or chicken)
  • 1 Tbs. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 c. rice or barley (cooked)
  • 1 tsp. sea salt

Brown the meat in a large stock pot. Remove. Saute the pepper, onion, and garlic (do not brown). Add the tomatoes, salt, tomato sauce, beef broth, herbs, rice, and the browned meat.  Simmer on low for at least an hour.

Turkey and sweet potato meatballs

27 Mar

Turkey and sweet potato meatballs

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 c. sweet potato, baked and mashed (~3 small)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ~1/4 c. parsley
  • 1/3 c. whole grain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 c. cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Wash, dry, and prick holes in the sweet potato; bake at 375 degrees for about 40 min.  When soft, peel and mash.  Chop onion, garlic, parsley in the food processor.  Add the breadcrumbs and cheese, process some more.  Mix with the raw turkey meat in a large bowl, drizzle with maple syrup and add salt and pepper.  Careful not to overmix.  Bake in 400 degree oven for ~30 min. in two greased 9×13 baking dishes.