This low fat summer turkey stew is easily prepared, served in one hour and a complete family meal for 4. Proving that turkey isn’t just for Christmas!
Low cost and nutritious too, You could easily adapt the recipe to use up any leftover vegetables you might have in the fridge. I make this if I’m short of time or don’t want to see leftover vegetables going to waste. Not that there is usually any food waste in our house…..
I think this is my first post about turkey! How could I miss it, it being one of the leanest meats available? So tasty, so easy to use and cook, and yet so underrated, and as I mentioned above, often left to just the Christmas dinner! But Turkey is a much leaner meat than chicken and is often cheaper and avoided. Such a shame as it actually contains less fat, less saturated fat and nearly half the calories too, compared to an equal weight of chicken.
- Low Fat Calorie Spray
- 1 medium sized Leek, topped, tailed, halved and sliced
- 4 lean turkey breast steaks cut into bite size chunks. Approximately 500g.
- 450ml Chicken Stock
- 1 large carrot cut up into approximately 4cm batons
- 2 tbsp. tomato puree
- 1 tbsp. mixed dry herbs
- 150g frozen peas
- 150g frozen green beans
- 20g corn flour mixed with 3 tbsp. cold water
- Spray 5 sprays of low calorie spray in a hob proof casserole dish. Turn heat on high and when the oil starts to bubble, turn it down to low.
- Add Leeks and stir continuously for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Add Turkey, and stir continuously until no longer pink on the outside for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Add stock, tomato puree and then the mixed hers, stir all together well. Bring to the boil then turn down to a simmer and cover for 10 minutes.
- Add carrots, cover and cook for 5 minutes
- Add peas and beans, cover and cook for 10 minutes
- Check veg is cooked to personal liking. If so, stir in corn flour mixed with the cold water, season to taste and once slightly thickened turn off the heat.
- Serve with new boiled potatoes or for a lower GI rating and healthier choice choose 35g wholegrain rice per person.
If you’re serving this low fat summer turkey stew with the suggested new boiled potatoes, you could add them into the casserole dish before the end of the cooking to save your washing up. Watch they don’t go mushy though.
And, another great tip for this low fat summer turkey stew, is that it’s an all-year round one, so it could be ideal to use up those Christmas Day turkey leftovers too. 🙂
If you’re looking for other turkey dishes, how about trying my baked parmesan turkey escalopes? They’re yummy!