Turkey “hamburger helper”

Instructions

WHAT TO DO

1.    In high heated dutch oven, stir in oil, onion, bell pepper, garlic, red chili flakes, flour, brown sugar, clove garlic, smoked paprika

2.   when vegetables caramelized, stir in turkey

3.   when turkey browns, add half and half, chicken stock, noodles, parsley, cheddar cheese

4.   stir occasionally and serve when noodles are tender

5.   garnish with tomatoes, croutons, queso fresco, and scallions

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, small diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
  • 12 ounces lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 nice pinches red chili flakes
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ⅓ cup of half and half
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 freshly diced tomato (for topping)
  • ⅓ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon queso fresco (for topping)
  • 1 ½ cups egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup whole wheat croutons
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1 sprig thyme leaves
  • 2 sprigs oregano leaves
  • 4 cloves whole garlic
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions
  • salt and pepper to taste

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