With year round school back in session for kids across the country, weeknights just got that much busier for home cooks. This is the time of year when overworked moms and dads are looking for quick, easy and affordable dishes to make that the whole family will enjoy.
The following recipes fit those requirements. Both can be made in less than 20 minutes. What’s more, they can easily be doubled so you’ll have enough leftovers for another night. I prepare both dishes with ground turkey but you could easily substitute with ground beef to fit your family’s taste.
EASY TURKEY STROGANOFF
1-1/2 pounds ground beef or turkey
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
16 ounces sour cream
In a large saucepan, saute ground turkey over medium high heat; drain fat.
Add mushrooms and onion and cook for 3 minutes or until onions are translucent.
Reduce heat to medium and add remaining ingredients; simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve over rice, noodles, or boiled potatoes.
QUICK AND EASY TURKEY STEW
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1-1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 stalks celery
1 medium carrot
2 medium potatoes, cubed
1 onion, cubed
2 cups water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
In large saucepan, saute ginger and garlic. Add ground turkey and cook until browned; drain fat.
Stir in tomato sauce, salt, sugar and pepper. Bring to boil.
Cut celery and carrot into 1/2-inch pieces. Stir in vegetables and 2 cups water. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender.
Combine cornstarch with the 1 tablespoon water; stir into stew. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.