It doesn’t take much time or money to make a simple wholesome dinner. I prefer to use the 99% fat free ground turkey, since I can add olive oil as fat and a bit or organic broth to make my meatballs tender. What’s left? Make a salad and of course, slice 1 avocado.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: Under 30 minutes
Approximate Cost: $6.04 or $2.01 per serving
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
½ lb. 99% fat free ground turkey breast (@$3.99/lb.) = $1.99
2 tsps. dry minced garlic (.30)
1 tbsp. lemon Pepper (.30)
½ box of whole grain pasta ($1.10)
2 tbsp. olive oil (.45)
¾ cups beef broth ($1.20)
Assorted herbs, chopped (.40)
2 tsps. Capers, drained (.30)
Season the turkey with Lemon Pepper, dried minced garlic, a handful of chopped herbs
and 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Make the meatballs and then refrigerate.
Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
While the pasta cooks, sauté the turkey balls in olive oil and cook until golden brown.
Add the beef broth and 1 tsp. of minced garlic, stir.
Drain the pasta, reserve about a cup of the water, and add the drained pasta to the beef broth and meatballs skillet. Add the drained capers and allow the sauce to reduce and thickens a bit. (This dish is not dry its very moist.)
Done, you are now ready to serve!
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