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Ground Turkey Scramble

Are you ready for the world’s easiest and most versatile meal prepped dish?  This ground turkey scramble with black beans and tomatoes is so simple and can be given a different twist to get you through each night of the week if you wish. 


I like to cook a big batch at a time.  You can divide a large amount of ground meat into two pots (chicken or grass-fed beef work really well also) and then season them differently.  That way, we have an Italian flavored dish and a Spanish flavored dish to munch on all week.  So even when you're packing this in your lunch, there's no room for burnout by the end of the week! We make burritos, throw the meat on top of baked sweet potatoes or regular potatoes, add on top of pasta or white rice, sometimes add marinara, or make a taco salad with it… options are endless and each person in your family can choose what they’re in the mood for each evening.  It’s GREAT!



 

Here's all you’ll need:

  • 3 lbs. lean ground turkey (or sub another meat)

  • 1 can black beans, drained

  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes, draining optional

Seasoning options:

  • Your favorite taco seasoning or 1 to 2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning plus 1 tsp. garlic powder and onion powder for an Italian flavored dish.

  • Also optional- 1 can beef stock.

  • You can add black beans and more tomatoes if you like.  (My children do better with less tomatoes, but I could totally handle more)



 Steps:

  1. Place your meat into one large pot (or divide in half and place in two separate pots). 

  2. As the meat cooks through, drain your black beans and tomatoes and divide them evenly into your cooking pots. 

  3. Add all of your seasonings (and beef stock- if you’d like some more moisture or would enjoy turning it into a soup or chili).  Let simmer on low to medium heat for 15-20 min.  

  4. If you don’t use the beef stock, you will want to add some water little by little as it simmers, especially if you are using a very lean meat. 


Mix It Up!

Decide if your family is in the mood for a loaded potato, burritos, a rice bowl, or a large pasta bowl. You can add marinara to the top to make a unique spaghetti sauce or jazz it up with sour cream or Greek yogurt, salsa, guac and other taco toppings.





You can even make amazing quesadillas with both mixtures!  SO GOOD! (Pictured above is a "lasagna-dilla"!  Sky’s the limit.  This packs well in lunches and makes for great leftovers to eat on all week long.  You’re welcome 😊  

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