Originally posted October 2014.
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 yesterday and was TOTALLY inspired to make a fun dish with it.
The result was fantastic!
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 mishmash, not quite a chili, not really a stew, just a home cooked bowl of yummy things.
Ground Turkey With Collard Greens and Sweet Potatoes
Yield 8 cups
Ground Turkey With Collard Greens and Sweet Potatoes is not quite a chili, not really a stew, just a home cooked bowl of yummy things!
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 1 20 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
- ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
- ¾ 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!
- 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.
Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5 g
Total Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 16 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.