Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Green Dog Wine's Turkey Quinoa Stew

First off- thank you all for your awesome feedback on yesterdays post. I'm glad I'm not the only who can't use a round brush :)

Today was a longggg one! I had a 5 hour meeting that started at 11:30 and ran wayyy through lunch. I didn't realize it was going to be so long and didn't eat much of anything before hand! I was a starvin marvin by the time it was over and hogged down a flat out wrap with peanut butter before running to teach Body Step. The lack of food left my brain fogged up and I didn't teach very well. Sigh- you win some, you lose some ;)

Given this, I was soooo excited for dinner. When I saw Allison's recipe for Turkey Quinoa Stew, I knew I had to make it! I made a few changes and was just thrilled with the result. It was really thick and yummy. AWESOME recipe Allison!!

Ingredients:
Olive Oil
1/2 package lean ground turkey (approx 0.5 lbs, or use fake meat crumbles or leave it out and add more beans!)
1/2 onion chopped
1 packet taco seasoning (or any fun spices you have on hand)
1 can pinto beans
1 can kidney beans
frozen corn and peas
1 15-oz can chicken or veggie broth
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or whatever spices you want!)
1 cup quinoa or quinoa mix

Directions:
In a large pot, add olive oil, onion, and turkey. Cook until turkey is no longer pink. Add beans, veggies, and taco seasoning. Make sure you coat all the vegetables really well. Once all the meat and veggies are coated, add remaining ingredients. Bring the whole pot to a boil, then cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

I used this mix:




Seriously delish and protein packed. YUM!
Hey guys- whats your favorite veggie?

41 comments:

Marissa said...

Hands down: broccoli. Yum! Actually I like all veggies except mushrooms :P

Sorry your day was so long! Hopefully you have a nice relaxing evening!

ttfn300 said...

what a meeting! bummer about class, but sounds like you refueled well with this awesome stew :)

Pearl said...

i think i like cabbage. and maybe broccoli. and shitake mushrooms (god i don't know.. i like all)

loveofoats.com said...

awww sorry your day was nuts :( but looks like you made up for it w/ that dinner! hope your wednesday is MUCH better!

Olga said...

man, that looks SO GOOD! I want ittt

I love all veggies, but I've found myself really enjoying the squashes lately!

lesley said...

That recipe looks so good! I might have to try that sometime (and it's another thing I can do with quinoa ;) ... thanks for sharing : )

And I'm definitely going to have to go with brussels.

carolinebee said...

that looks amazing- you are my inspiration to eat more delicious and nutritious beans in my meals :D! My fave veggies are always carrots, brocc and now sweet potatoes!

just me said...

broccoli!!!!!!! but i do like my carrots!

and that looks like a really good dinner...yum yum.

Sharon said...

THAT LOOKS AMAZING!! I want to make some now!!!
Um... vegetables? I love yams!

greendogwine said...

YAY!!!!

So glad you liked it! I have to give you lots of credit -you say you had a crazy day - AND even managed to make dinner - I can never do that! :)

strongandhealthy said...

Great dinner! I love all veggies! No favorite here!

bHealthier said...

whoa! that is a loaded question gorgeous! ( that is my new nickname for you because you are!)

wow, lets see- I literally love nearly all vegetables except corn and carrots.

Asparagus, Spinach, Artichokes, ooo Cabbage oh and Brussel Sprouts, those together with goddess dressing is insane! hmmm.. in the beta carotene section : sweet potatoes and pumpkin...
Cruciferous: kale and broccoli...

oh gosh. okay im done for now.
i love vegetables.

Diana said...

Ohoho what a great looking recipe! Must try that soon... I could never name just one favorite veggie though. Actually, yes I can - eggplant! Duh - I even posted an eggplant recipe I made TONIGHT! I must be tired.

elise said...

i go through phases with my fave veggie. lately squash has been the front runner...but thats a seasonal one. summer time i could have corn on the cobb every SINGLE day!

that stew looks awesome btw. seriously, im totally full, but i still could go for a bowl or 2, or 8.

I Run for Fun said...

That stew looks so delicious. I must try it.

Sarah said...

Oi that is such a HARD question! Can I give you favorite veggie(s)in color categories?
Green: Romaine lettuce, broccoli, peas, spinach, cucumbers
Orange: pumpkin, sweet potatoes, squash
Purple: eggplant and beets!
Brown: mushrooms

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

That looks like some good winter comfort food for sure - healthy too. Great recipe!

My favorite veggie - so difficult to choose just one. From the green family, a shout out to my beloved broccoli...You stink, but I love you so. To get my Vitamin A fix, I have to go with Mr. Sweet Potato Head. I like 'em baked in the oven - all ooey gooey and straight up plain. No butter or brown sugar for me, thanks!

ChickPea said...

Oh my! A favorite veggie?! That's almost impossible! However, my current obsession is asparagus.

Esi said...

Turkey quinoa stew sounds really, really good. Long meetings, not so much. My friend Raul swears by that quinoa mix.

Megan said...

omg. i seriously need that meal. now!

i LOVE all veggies, but I think my favorite is broccoli. or maybe mushrooms. they both seem to get a bad reputation but i LIVE for them. mm mm mm!

Fitnessista said...

oh that looks incredible! i love quinoa!
my favorite veggie is zucchini- sooo delicious :D
have a great day <3

Kelly said...
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Kelly said...

That stew looks delicious!

My favorite veggie is grilled asparagus :-)

Love your blog!
Kelly's Belly

Holly said...

Okay, just copied, pasted and printed off this recipe. :-) I've never tried quinoa and have wanted to for a long time...I think this is a perfect excuse to try it!

Hmmmm...I LOVE veggies, just am bad about eating them hahaha. My favorite would have to be asparagus (always have to look up the spelling) - I always get it when they have it on a menu at a restaurant!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

That looks really delicious! I like how Israeli couscous s so big and bold. :)
If we ever get the chance, I'm giving you a round brush lesson!

dailygoods said...

that looks awesome! love the stew. i'd have to say my fav veggie is mushrooms and eggplant :)

ksgoodeats said...

Ugh don't you hate long meetings :( I think that the world should stop at noon so everyone can eat!

My fav veggie: that's so hard because I love 'em all (BUT CELERY YUCK!) mushrooms, carrots, and tomatoes seem to be the hits lately!

That dinner looks amazing!

BOBBI McCORMICK said...

oooo I need to try that!!!!!

jesse said...

WOWOW!!! Looks like a great meal for these long wintry days... and healthy too, what a bonus!

lauren said...

zucchini is my all-time fav. But edamame is close up there!

Michelle said...

Yum! I like that grain medley from TJs. My favorite veggie...lately it's been pumpkin. I put it in everything!

Tyler said...

i actually bought that quinoa mix along time ago, but i haven't thought of a good way to use it yet!! maybe i will try your stew :)

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks really good! I'll have to try it.

Green beans or spinach with cheese. :)

Maria said...

Glad you got some hearty food in ya:)
I have too many favorite veggies!! I really like zucchini, mushrooms, red peppers, asparagus....I could go on but I know you only asked for one. Sorry!

Krista said...

This could not have come at a better time! I pulled some ground chicken out of the freezer this morning to make pasta sauce but realized once at work that I used the last box of pasta on the weekend. I've been racking my brian all day trying to figure out how to use the meat. Now I have the perfect recipe! THANKS!!!

Diana said...

Those harvest grains sounds really great -- I love your product reviews! :)

Hmmm favorite vegetable or vegetable I consume with alarming regularity? Probably broccoli if it's the later, but I adore green beans and carrots and artichoke hearts and spinach and all those other fun things too!

Lori said...

That stew looks amazing. I can't wait to try it. It is a tie between arugula and butternut squash for me. :)

Apples and Butter said...

I haven't tried Trader Joe's harvest mix yet, but that looks absolutely delicious!

Heather said...

yum! that looks so filling and delicious!!

HangryPants said...

I love lots of veggies, but when i was little I would only eat corn!

Sorry you got so hungry! The soup looks delicious.

Jen (Running with Food) said...

Aww ... I'm in love with your dinner! So many of my favorite things! Great use of the Harvest Grains blend!!