I stumbled upon this recipe while researching new ideas ground turkey (that sale the other week was a blessing and curse!) and TL:DR...it was pretty good! The mix of sweet potatoes and savory other flavors really hit the spot, and didn't leave me feeling overly full or heavy.
I didn't change anything from the original recipe, as I hadn't made it before and wanted to see how it turned out. Also, I love my cast iron pan and will use it at any opportunity but it's absolutely not a requirement for success here. Oops, I lied: I was out of real garlic so I used garlic powder, which I buy in biggie size.
All you need is:
It's always great when you can pull together a pretty good meal from basic ingredients, and I happened to have (almost) all of this laying around already.
So brown the meat, add the onions and peppers, add the sweet potatoes until tender, season, melt cheese on top if you want...and done. Dinner and lunch and dinner again. And maybe lunch again.
Taste: More than okay. Definitely not the most amazing thing you've ever eaten, but that's okay for a mid-week, mid-day meal, right? You're probably not going to binge on it, but it's an enjoyable meal and a little different than the boring old salad. High lunch points! Loved the sweet potato and found myself fishing for it. I think the cheese is good, but definitely optional.
Nutrition: Again, we've got lean protein, so check-plus for that. Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite carbohydrate sources, which will keep you energized and prevent a crash as you work through the afternoon. Plus, they taste like a treat to me. Onion and pepper are great for flavor and those orange foods have the orange-y vitamins we like, like Vitamin A, plus filling fiber. This is a solid, nutritionally dense meal and relatively low in fat. Just mind the cheese quantity if you're watching fats!
Life: Oh, just try this one. It took about 20 minutes, including chopping time. The hardest part was not slicing my fingers during my onion-cry. This is a perfect lunch meal for the office: easy to portion off, easy to heat up, and satisfying.
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