Turkey Filling, or Filling Turkey!

Screen Shot 2015-04-02 at 8.48.54 PMWeight Watchers Points – 3
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This ground turkey recipe is great because it has a lot of different uses, It is meant to be served on a large lettuce leaf, but it can be served inside of a whole wheat wrap with some cheese, or eaten plain!

Makes 6, one cup servings.


  • 1-1/2 lbs raw 93% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro

  1. IMG_3683Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add turkey; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until no longer pink.
  2. Add garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and oregano; mix well.
  3. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  4. Add water and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, covered, for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Top each lettuce leaf evenly with turkey mixture, tomato, and cilantro.

I was a little nervous when I first made this, because it looked extra soupy, and I thought “how am I going to be able to eat this inside of a lettuce wrap?”

But, after I cooked it for a while, it thinned out a bit. It was still soupy, but I imagined that I could use a slotted spoon to serve it.

I left it in the fridge and the next day it had thickened significantly. Not incredibly surprising, because the tomato sauce will be thicker when chilled. I liked it a lot that way, allowing me to serve it on top of a lettuce leaf, in a whole wheat wrap, on a bed of lettuce or spinach, or even on its own, emulating a chili!

If you’re interested in eating delicious foods like this while still losing weight, contact me about the 21 Day Fix; I’m a coach, and here to help you!


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