Turkey-Vegetable Stew

Turkey-Vegetable Stew is a delicious recipe for a hearty meal. The total time for this recipe is just over (1-1/2 hours). It is best suited for large gatherings or may be frozen and used later. Freezing and Thawing directions are included at end of recipe. Ingredients Include: Boneless, skinless turkey breast, carrots, potatoes, onions, mushrooms, garlic, biscuits and chicken stock. It is also well-seasoned and spiced. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (8 PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (12) servings with a serving size of (1-1/4 cups) stew + (2) biscuits. Turkey-Vegetable stew will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.turkey-vegetable-stew.jpg

Prep Time: 40 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 58 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour-40 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup white whole-wheat flour, divided
6 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cubed
9 Tbsp nonfat buttermilk
2 Tbsp + 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme, divided
1-1/4 tsp salt, divided
Cooking spray
3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
(2 lbs) skinless, boneless turkey breast,
cut in (1″) pieces

3 cups chopped onions
2 cups diced carrots
3 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp ground black pepper
2 (8 oz) packages sliced cremini mushrooms
6 cups unsalted chicken stock
3 cups peeled, diced Yukon gold potatoes
4 thyme sprigs (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon self-rising flour and 1/2 cup of the white whole-wheat flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flours in a medium-size bowl.

3. Add butter and cut into the flour with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add in buttermilk, 2 teaspoons of the thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt; toss with a fork until moist.

4. Drop dough by tablespoonsful onto a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray (about 24 total). Bake at (350° F.). for 25 minutes or until browned. Cool.

5. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1-1/2 tablespoons of the olive oil to pan; swirl to coat bottom of pan. Add half of turkey; cook 3 minutes. Remove cooked turkey from pan. Repeat with remaining turkey.

6. Add remaining 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil to pan. Add remaining 2 tablespoons thyme, 1/2 teaspoon  of the salt, onions, carrots, sage, garlic, black pepper and mushrooms; cook 5 minutes. Combine remaining 1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour and stock in a bowl. Add stock mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Add potatoes; cook 5 minutes.

7. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and turkey; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until stew is thickened. Top with thyme sprigs, if desired, and serve with biscuits.

HOW TO FREEZE: Cool stew and biscuits completely. Freeze separately in zip-top plastic freezer bags. Thaw: Microwave stew in bag at MEDIUM (50% Power) 4 minutes or until pliable. Reheat: Pour stew into a Dutch oven; simmer 20 minutes.

Yield: 12 Servings.
Serving Size: About 1-1/4 cups stew + 2 biscuits per serving.

Weight Watchers (8 PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 310, Total Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 511mg, Sugars: 5g, Carbohydrates: 29g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 24g

Original recipe and image from CookingLight. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/turkey-vegetable-stew-whole-grain-biscuits

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