Friday, May 16, 2014

Sausage and Bean Supper - Crock Pot THM E

Sausage and Bean Supper

Tweeked from this recipe.
1 lb Ground Turkey  - be sure to rinse the meat. I add seasoning to ground turkey to get my sausage flavor
1 Onion Chopped
1 Celery Stalk Chopped
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1.5 tsp Dry mustard
¼ cup sweetner of choice - xylitol
1 can Tomatoes with Chili Peppers
1 can Butter Beans, rinsed and drained
1 can Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
1 can Garbanzo Beans, rinsed and drained
In a large skillet brown sausage and onion, drain and allow to cool (totally optional, sausage will cook in the crock pot but there will be excess oil if you don’t pre-brown it). Place sausage in a ziptop bag with other ingrediants. Freeze. thaw contents of bag and place in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours, stirring occassionally.
Serve with shredded cheese over rice. Serves approx. 5-6 people.

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32 comments:

  1. How do you rinse ground turkey?

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    1. I place it in a strainer and rinse with water. :-)

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    2. Why do you need to rinse the ground turkey meat?

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    3. So you get rid of the excess fat. E meals are suppose to be low fat and high carb.

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    4. I think she means to rinse it after it's cooked, not while raw. I know I am 6 months late to this party, but rinsing cooked ground meat helps to get rid of the excess fat like Catherine said.

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  2. I'd rather use sugar or honey instead of a sweetener, do you know what the measurements would be?

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    1. Same as listed. Just use what you'd like.

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  3. Your recipe ingredients call for ground turkey that you season to make taste like sausage, yet your directions refer to browning the sausage. I'm confused...is there sausage it not?

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    1. I make my OWN sausage with ground turkey.

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  4. You are making sausage with the ground turkey... ie why I say to add the seasoning to the ground turkey. Sorry if that sounds confusing. I make my own sausage with ground turkey instead of pork. Less fat etc.

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    1. Does the sweetener give it a sweet taste? I know that is probably a stupid question, but my husband and I don't like dishes like this to taste sweet.

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  5. What seasonings do you use to make the turkey taste like sausage?

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  6. Thanks! This looks amazingly good!!

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  7. So if I make this with actual sausage it is an S meal...right?

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    1. No it would be a crossover. Sausage is pork=fat and E meals are low fat and high carb :-)

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  8. So you freeze the cooked ground turkey with the other non-cooked ingredients, correct?

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  9. Thanks! I am not a great cook and I hate browning ground meat. I know, pretty fool proof, right. Not for me. I either end up with large cubes of meat or what I call "meat dust" :) So I usually get someone else to do that part. If I have to cook alone I will opt for fast food rather than to brown the ground meat myself. In the past I have fully cooked meals and then frozen them, but they are just not as good. Never thought to freeze cooked meat with uncooked ingredients. This way I can have my boyfriend pre cook a bunch of ground meat and when I defrost and cook the meal it should still be like a freshly cooked meal since all of the other ingredients are being heated for the first time instead of an entirely reheated meal. Thank you so much! This may keep me on my diet!

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  10. About how many calories per serving?

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    1. I'm sorry I don't. I don't count calories.

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  11. Since you use canned beans and freeze everything and then, defrost and then, cook for hrs in crockpot... don't they turn into mush? That's a lot of temp changes for any food items.

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  12. Why not just use turkey sausages or chicken sausages?

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    1. Not sure which ones would be low fat enough to use in an E setting.

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  13. Can you use lean ground beef instead of turkey?

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    1. Yes. Just be sure to rinse rinse rinse. :-)

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  14. Does the shredded cheese topping have to be mozzarella in order to keep this an "E"? I'm not good with E meals, so I'm trying!

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  15. If you want to keep it an E it will need to be low fat cheese and I think Motz is the only one that is.

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  16. Is there liquid missing from the recipe? I cooked mine in a pot on the stove and had to add water to it. Maybe it is supposed to be dry?

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    1. I have made this recipe many times and it has never been dry? Perhaps cooking it on the stove instead of the crockpot dried it out?

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