I have discovered something at my local grocery store I didn’t even know existed — frozen collard greens!
Really?! I had no idea. I immediately thought: What a great way to mix up my green intake especially in the winter when I tend to decrease salad consumption and fresh produce.
So I bought a bag and used it in some crazy soup concoction that was good but not yummy enough to share. I picked up a second bag and yesterday was TOTALLY inspired to make a fun dish with it.
The result was fantastic. I’m actually eating leftovers right now! They were a pain to heat up on the stove because my microwave is broken. Grrr. That kind of puts a damper on making dishes ahead for fast lunches but anyway, I digress.
I am very much a “throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and dig in” type of girl. So I’m not sure how many of you will like this idea. It’s a bit of a mish mash, not quite a chili, not really a stew, just a home cooked bowl of yummy things.
Here’s what I did…
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 1 19.2 oz package of 93% lean ground turkey
- 2 sweet potatoes (totally about 400g), chopped
- 1 can of petite diced tomatoes
- 1 lb bag of frozen chopped collard greens
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat and add the onion and ground turkey. Once the turkey is browned add the chopped sweet potato.
Add the tomatoes, collards, red pepper flakes and salt.
Stir everything together. There’s really not a lot of liquid but that’s OK. More will seep out of the veggies. Cover the pot and leave the temp up on medium for about 15 minutes to help.
Uncover and give everything another good toss.
Lower the temp to simmer, re-cover and cook for an additional 20-25 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender and the collards good down a little.
I know it’s not the most appetizing looking bowl but it really is super yummy!
Now that I’m thinking about it, it’s paleo too, isn’t it? I don’t generally hop on specific diet trends but I do like when a recipe of mine ends up being accidentally paleo. It’s like a silent “good job” pat on the back.
I measured out the whole pot and ended up with just over 8 cups so I’ll give the nutritional info per cup even though I eat closer to 2. Right now I’m on par for getting about 5 actual meals out of this since I’m the only one who will eat it my house. Their loss.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|185||5g||4g||old: 3||new: 4|