Monday, February 01, 2010

Delicious Dinner with New Spice

I'm always looking for quick and easy healthy dinners to make. I bought some ground turkey yesterday and was trying to think of a way to cook it as I drove home, I pondered ways to cook it, utlizing a new spice that I haven't really ever cooked with - turmeric. Here's what I came up with (and it was pretty darn good).

1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 large clove garlic
1 large white sweet potato, grated
1lb ground turkey
Romano cheese, grated
olive oil

Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the garlic.
Then add the onion, celery, red pepper, and sweet potato.
Toss in salt & pepper to taste. Stir until the onions are clear, the potato soft and the peppers cooked but still crisp. 
In another pan, brown the ground turkey with the turmeric and salt/pepper to taste.
When the turkey is cooked through and the veggie/potato mixture done, combine into a oven safe dish.
Top with the grated romano cheese and put in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is melted.

For a "I have no idea what I'm doing" kind of dinner, it turned out really well. Tim enjoyed it too! (these things can be hit or miss...though he would have liked it to have been more cheesy.) But there is only just enough leftover for one of us...


Jess said...

the fresher the turmeric, the better! great in curries!

Terry Odell said...

Sounds like you learned to cook from your mom. Throw stuff in the pan and see what happens.

Methinks I'm going to be leaving a slew of spices and such behind when we move.

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