Rachel's Recipes

Posts Tagged ‘Turkey

This is a meal that doesn’t require too much prep (you’re only chopping an onion and some garlic) and cooks all in one skillet, which makes it perfect for an easy weekday meal.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound ground turkey (or lean ground beef)
1 onion, diced
3/4 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
15 oz can tomato sauce
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles
2 cups water
2 cups elbow noodles
1 cup frozen corn
2 cups shredded cheese (Mexican or cheddar blend)

Heat the oil in a 12 inch skillet. Add the turkey (or beef), onions, chili powder, cumin, and salt and cook until the meat is browned. Stir in garlic and brown sugar and cook until fragrant (less than a minute).

Stir in tomato sauce, tomatoes, water, and pasta and cover with a lid. Stir often to maintain a steady simmer and cook until the pasta is tender, about 12-15 minutes.

Remove from heat. Stir in one cup of cheese and the corn. Top with the remaining cheese and cover for a 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

Adapted from: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe


This is a very easy, yet tasty weeknight meal.

1 cup elbow noodles
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil (if using ground turkey)
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4-1 pound ground turkey or beef
1/2 Tablespoon chili powder (you can up this if you like heat)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
15 oz can of tomato sauce
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
cheddar cheese, optional
sour cream, optional

Set pot of water on the stove to boil. Cook macaroni according to package directions.

Meanwhile, if using ground turkey sautee onion and garlic until softened and add the turkey. If using ground beef, you can saute onion and garlic with the beef as it renders the fat and skip the oil.

Add seasonings and continue to brown the meat. Once meat is browned, add tomato sauce and beans. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in macaroni.

Top with your choice of toppings such as cheese and sour cream.


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