Baked Chili Dish with Ground Turkey and Macaroni
This is my 2 year old's favorite recipe - it's hearty, healthy, and economical - perfect!
2 T. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed (or garlic powder)
1/4 chopped onion or 2 T. dried minced onion
1/2 of a chopped green bell pepper
1/2 of a chopped red bell pepper
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 box of whole wheat elbow macaroni
28oz can whole tomatoes
Small can tomato paste (or a good squeeze from a tube)
Huge can of northern beans
3/4 T. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
Sea salt and pepper
Crushed red pepper or hot sauce, if desired
1 cup cheddar cheese
Boil macaroni for about 5 minutes in salted water. Drain and set aside. Heat olive oil in dutch oven on stove top. Add garlic, onion and bell peppers. Cook and stir about 5 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook until no longer pink. Crush tomatoes with a potato masher and add to turkey mix. Add whole can of beans, undrained. Stir in chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and oregano.
Taste to check for seasoning. Increase chili/cumin/hot pepper if you want it spicier. Add the macaroni and the cheese and stir. Bake in 325 degree oven for about 25 minutes.
Submitted by Michelle Remmey of PA