Friday, June 3, 2016

Jennie - O Turkey Recipe of the Week - Red Beans Turkey and Rice

This week's Jennie - O Turkey Recipe of the Week is Red Beans Turkey and Rice. Crank up the Cajun with this week's recipe! You'll be using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with Green Peppers, Tomatoes, Kidney Beans, and a variety of Spices and Herbs! You can find this recipe at the Jennie - O website.

Red Beans Turkey and Rice

This recipe is the epitome of classic Cajun comfort food. Fill your house with the aroma of thyme, lean turkey and stewed tomatoes. This low-fat recipe is ready to eat in under 60 minutes!

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 green pepper, finely chopped
½ cup sliced celery
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1½ teaspoons thyme
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
½ teaspoon salt
1 (14½-ounce) can cajun-style stewed tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
¼ cup tomato paste
4 cups cooked white or brown rice
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

STEP 1: Cook ground turkey in a large, deep skillet, as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.

STEP 2: Add onion, green pepper, celery and garlic. Cook for five minutes or until slightly softened; stirring occasionally.

STEP 3: Sprinkle with thyme, hot pepper sauce and salt. Cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally.

STEP 4: Add Cajun-style stewed tomatoes, kidney beans and tomato paste. Cook uncovered for ten minutes or until hot with flavors blended, stirring occasionally.

STEP 5: Serve over cooked rice. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve with additional hot sauce if desired.
Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Nutritional Information
Calories 350 Fat 6g
Protein 23g Cholesterol 55mg
Carbohydrates 50g Sodium 790mg
Fiber 8g Saturated Fat 2g
Sugars 8g

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