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Paleo Turkey Chili

4 Jan

For Christmas, my amazing sister bought me “OMG that’s Paleo?” by Juli Bauer, otherwise known as PaleOMG.  She’s an amazing blogger and also an amazingly creative chef.  I’ve made so many of her recipes and tweaked them to be my own.  For this recipe, I took her Smokey Bacon Chili recipe and changed a couple things.  The original recipe is also delicious, feel free to make either of them (or both), just make it, you won’t regret it!

Ingredients:

  • 1lb ground turkey
  • about 6 slices of thick cut bacon, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • (optional) 1/2 sweet potato per person

Turkey Chili

 

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, cook your cubed bacon
  2. While the bacon is cooking down, chop your veggies
  3. When the bacon starts to crisp, add your veggies to the pot
  4. Let cook for about 5 minutes and add the ground turkey and spices, mix it up good
  5. Allow the turkey to cook for about 15 minutes and add the tomatoes and tomato sauce
  6. Mix well and let it all together while cooking on low stirring occasionally
  7. I eat this over 1/2 of a sweet potato (which i poke holes in and microwave to cook) or have had it with poached eggs for breakfast.  It’s so good you’ll want to eat it with every meal!
  8. ENJOY!!!
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Sweet Potato Hash

7 Dec

This has quickly become a crowd favorite!  I’ve made it multiple times and each time, everyone LOVES it!!  It started out one Sunday morning, I didn’t want to make boring eggs and fruit or bacon, saw a sweet potato in my vegetable basket and the rest is history!  This can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.  I made a big pan of it (minus the eggs and goat cheese) for a pot luck at work this week, everyone loved it!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 medium size sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 – whole red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 4-6 links spicy turkey sausage (remove casing)
  • goat cheese crumbles
  • eggs (1-2 per person)
  • enough coconut oil (or olive oil) to coat the pan)

Instructions:

  • Heat a large skillet to a medium heat with coconut oil in the pan
  • Dice sweet potatoes and red onion and add to skillet (this is the longest part)
  • In a separate frying pan, get your turkey sausage cooking.  Once it starts to cook, chop up the links so it’s more of a ground sausage consistency
  • Make sure to mix the sweet potato/onion mixture frequently so it doesn’t stick but it will probably need to cook about 30 minutes before the potatoes become fork tender
  • Once the sausage is cooked, add it to the sweet potato/onion mixture and cook until potatoes start to caramelize
  • While everything is cooking, chop up some scallions (amount depending on you, I like a lot)
  • Get another frying pan out (I use the one the sausage was cooked in) and fry your eggs.  I like mine to have a runny yoke, feel free to cook them however you like
  • When the potatoes are nice and lightly browned, put a scoop in a bowl, top with a little scallion, goat cheese then your egg on top.  I then put a little more scallion and goat cheese on top of the egg
  • ENJOY!

Spicy Veggie & Turkey Burger Soup

7 Dec

I make this soup when I have extra veggies in the house that I don’t want to throw away.  I’ll list what I used for this specific batch of soup (because it came out freakin amazing!) but feel free to use whatever  veggies you like!

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Ingredients:

  • Package of Ground Turkey Burger
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 cup baby carrot cut in about 4 pieces
  • Bundle of asparagus
  • 1 leek
  • 1 cup brussel sprouts cut in half
  • 2 cartons of organic chicken broth
  • 1 jar of hot salsa (make sure to check ingredients, no added salt or sugar)

Instructions:

  • This recipe is super easy!
  • In a soup pot, combine chicken broth, salsa and veggies (except onion) and let simmer on low
  • In a skillet, cook onion and turkey burger together until turkey burger starts to brown
  • Add burger to your soup and let simmer for about 30-45 minutes until veggies are cooked thoroughly
  • ENJOY!

Guacamole Stuffed Turkey Burgers

9 Aug

Here’s a super easy recipe that combines protein and a good fat with a ton of flavor.  It’s a tasty alternative to normal turkey burgers which I love, but can be a little bland at times.

Ingredients:

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Instructions:

  • First step is to make my Easy Paleo Guacamole, one avocado is enough to cook for two people.
  • Make patties from ground turkey burger (about 1.5 oz each)
  • Place about 1 tablespoon of guacamole in the center of one patty
  • Put another patty on top and seal around the edges
  • Heat a skillet to a medium heat and cook until browned (about 5-7 minutes per side)
  • ENJOY!!!