Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Tasty Tuesday

This week's recipe is one my mother would make occasionally for dinner, Ground Beef and Rice w/gravy.
Instead of ground beef, I'll be using turkey instead. Don't get me wrong, I love the ground beef version, but turkey was on sale, so I'm going with turkey on this one.
3 lbs. of ground turkey
1 onion diced
3 garlic cloves
4 cups of cold water
2  2/3 cups of flour
salt and pepper to taste
First start on your rice and cook 4 cups of brown rice accordingly to package.
After you've gotten your rice cooked or started on, you can start cooking the ground turkey.
Add your turkey to a medium heated skillet and cook for about 5 minutes and then add your onions, garlic and salt and pepper at this time.
Cook all ingredients together until turkey meat is no longer pink and onions and garlic are translucent.
Now turn off your stove top and strain your meat if it isn't very lean, but if it doesn't have a lot of fat excess then just leave it(let's say a tablespoon of fat), it will add lots of good flavor to the gravy.
Place strained turkey, garlic and onions back into skillet and let it sit to cool off.
While meat is cooling down, it's time to make the gravy. 
The Goods for the Gravy
4 cups of cold water
2  2/3 cups of  flour
mix until flour has no lumps in the mixture
You can adjust your mixture if need be, but .
If you want a thicker gravy add more flour, thinner gravy less flour.
Now, that the gravy is made, you can turn your focus back to the cooked ground turkey with the onions and garlic. Taste to see if the meat is seasoned well, if not add your seasonings to taste. After adjusting the seasonings turn the stove back on to a medium heat, and pour the flour and water mixture over the ground turkey, make sure the water mixture fully covers the meat. Stir mixture slowly allowing it to bubble a little, taste to see if seasonings are still on point and adjust accordingly if need be. If the taste is the good then it is ready to serve over a plate of rice. Remember to scoop up all that good gravy.
The other players on my plate were leftover cream corn and sautéed zucchini. #Iloveleftovers #nofoodthrownaway,#leftoversaregood

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