Turkey Chili - Page 75
Fresh ground turkey is increasingly available at major supermarkets. For the leanest preparation select all white meat ground turkey.
Try This: Prepare a variety of condiments to top chili including sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped onion, diced avocado. ~ For a taco salad serve chili atop shredded lettuce and garnished with broken tortilla chips.
Honey Roasted Peanut Crusted Chicken Tenders
This is the basic oven-fried chicken recipe, the platform on which you will build your soon-to-be signature dish, “(insert name)’s Famous Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken”. I call this a Country Road Chef recipe because it does take time and thoughtfulness in the preparation. However, once you have found your own rhythm in making crispy oven-fried protein it will likely fit into the Freeway Chef category for Pace of Preparation.
In a play on words I call these open faced sandwiches Gentleman Joes to avoid confusion with a distant culinary cousin called Sloppy Joe. The meaty sauce in our more genteel version is served on toasted English muffin halves and civilly enjoyed with a fork and knife. It’s not just good manners in play here, however. Studies suggest that meals eaten slowly with utensils versus quickly out of hand, create a better sensory experience and feelings of satisfaction are prolonged.
The bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich – the BLT – is a diner classic. This salad takes the best of those flavors creating a meal that is sure to please anyone and meet our nutritional needs and weight management goals.
Try This: Lighten the fat content in this salad by replacing traditional pork bacon with turkey bacon. Be sure to drain and pat dry the bacon to remove excess fat. ~ Add shredded carrots or sliced green onions to the salad greens for a change of taste and texture. ~ Bacon is a great flavor booster for salads.
Spicy V8® juice takes this ordinary hamburger soup to spicy goodness that is a crowd pleaser and WLS friendly. Serve this at your next tailgate party.
Try This: Prepare this meal in your slow cooker. Simply brown the ground beef in a skillet, place browned meat in slow cooker with all ingredients except pasta, cover; cook on low 6 to 8 hours or high 2 to 4 hours. Add pasta in final hour of cooking.
The fajita is relatively new to the American food scene having gained popularity in the 1990s. The dish originated in the cattle camps of southwest Texas in the 1930s when Mexican vaqueros (cowboys) used skirt steak to make a fast meal of spicy meat and peppers wrapped in tortillas.
Try This: Use leftovers for lunch. Store tortillas separate from meat and pepper filling; heat separately in microwave and assemble for a warm midday meal. ~ For convenience purchase bottled fajita sauce and follow label directions.
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