Friday, December 21, 2012

Back to Basics 5 - American Chop Suey

Quick, easy and DELICIOUS! This recipe is adapted from another blogspot: cheaphealthygood.

Kinda looks like a heart, doesn't it?
-1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
-1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
-1/2 lb (about 2 cups) uncooked whole wheat elbow macaroni
-1 whole onion, minced
-1 green bell pepper chopped
-2 8oz cans tomato sauce
-1 cup water
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


-In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add half of the onion, a pinch of salt and saute until golden and softened. Add turkey, add a pinch more salt and pepper. Cook until browned, breaking it up with the back of a spoon as you go. Remove turkey and place on plate or in bowl for time being.

-Wipe the pan with a paper towel to get some of the grease out. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add macaroni, rest of onion and pepper. Add another pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 5 or 6 minutes, until onion is soft and a little translucent, stirring occasionally. Add meat back into pan. Stir.

-Add tomato sauce, water and Worcestershire sauce. Stir everything and cover pan. Drop heat to medium-low and simmer about 20 or 25 minutes.

5 servings

Nutritional Info: 427 calories per serving.

Let me know how this recipe works out for you!! I know it feels to weird to add UNCOOKED pasta to something but trust me, it'll work!

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