Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Great dish after shopping!

Photo by:  Wayne Abraham/ it only three days to Christmas?  This year has flown by at amazing speed.  So, with the 25th rapidly approaching, the malls are crazy (I know because I was at one yesterday).   My husband and I got hungry while we were doing some last minute shopping and decided to have a quick bite to eat at the food court.  Not a great plan, we both felt yucky afterwards.  In an attempt to help you avoid that same mistake out of desperate exhaustion, and not wanting to cook, I have come up with a super delicious and very easy meal that you can throw together lickity split when you get home from shopping.  To add even more goodness to this recipe, I use the Barilla Plus Pasta because it has flaxseed for Omega 3's along with several other grains for added fiber.  Enjoy!

Turkey Chili Mac

1 pound of lean ground turkey
1 onion, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic (I buy the kind in the jar)
1 14.5 oz can tomatoes
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
16 oz. Barilla Plus Elbow Pasta, cooked and drained

In a pot, brown the turkey and then add onion and saute until they are soft and transparent.  Add the garlic and saute for just about a minute more.  Add the other ingredients, except the macaroni, and stir together.  Bring this to a simmer and let cook for 20 minutes.  Add the macaroni and stir together.  After serving,  I also grate a little fresh Parmesan over the top because I tend to add Parmesan to almost everything. 
 *If you rinse the turkey after browning it will decrease the amount of saturated fat in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 265 g / 8 servings
Amount Per Serving

Calories 325 Calories from Fat 48
Total Fat 5.4g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 41mg
Sodium 627mg
Total Carbohydrates 49.7g
Dietary Fiber 4.0g
Sugars 5.8g
Protein 20.1g
Vitamin A 22% • Vitamin C 21% Calcium 4% • Iron 17%

*Nutrition facts analyzed at Calorie Count Recipe Analysis

1 comment:

  1. This sounds good, I cook on my days off so I may try it tomorrow. Also, it's awesome listing the nutrition facts with it. Thanks.