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Italian Ground Turkey & Black Bean Stew

 

 

This Italian Ground Turkey & Black Bean Stew is simple to make, yet has a ton of flavor. Cook it on top of the stove in your Dutch oven or in the slow cooker.

Italian Ground Turkey & Black Bean Stew | CarriesExperimentalKitchen.com This Italian Ground Turkey & Black Bean Stew is simple to make, yet has a ton of flavor. Cook it on top of the stove in your Dutch oven or in the slow cooker.

I found this simple to make Italian Ground Turkey & Black Bean Stew recipe in the “draft” archives and had completely forgotten to post it. Maybe because I made it over the summer and thought it might do better if I waited until the cooler temperatures drifted in. In any event, this recipe is definitely worth sharing.

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This stew contains simple, easy to find ingredients (like the majority of my recipes) and uses ground turkey, black beans, zucchini, onion, garlic, tomato paste and fresh rosemary. I prefer using really lean ground turkey, at least the 90/10 split as sometimes the 70/30 tastes a bit gamey to me. Simply brown the ground turkey in a small amount of olive oil, add the remaining ingredients and allow it to simmer. You can make this stew on top of the stove in a Dutch oven; which takes about 1 1/4 hours or you can add your ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours (high 2-3 hours). It’s even better when it’s reheated the next day so if you want to prepare this the night before, by all means do so.

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This Italian Ground Turkey & Black Bean Stew is not only easy and loaded with flavor, it also cost less than $10 to feed your entire family. The stew makes 8 cups and is enough to feed a family of four so it’s also a healthy, budget conscience meal your whole family will love. ~Enjoy!

 

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Italian Ground Turkey & Black Bean Stew
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Course: Main Entree
Servings: 8 Cups
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 lb . Lean Ground Turkey 90/10
  • 1 tbsp . Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Medium Zucchini washed and diced
  • 1 c . Chopped Onion
  • 3 Cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1-12 ounce Tomato Paste
  • 2 c . Water
  • 2 tbsp . Fresh Rosemary chopped
  • 2-15 ounce Cans Black Beans rinsed,
Instructions
  1. In a Dutch oven or large pot, heat the oil and brown the ground turkey until it is cooked through; approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Next, add the zucchini, onions and garlic and saute for another 2-3 minutes until they start to soften.
  3. Add the tomato paste, water, rosemary and black beans; mix well.
  4. Lower the heat and simmer for one hour; stirring occasionally.
Recipe Notes

{Slow Cooker Directions}
Brown the ground turkey as instructed above and place in the slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients and cook on low 4-6 hours or high 2-3 hours.

 


5 Comments

  1. Sarah Phillips
    November 2, 2015 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Wow, yummy! This recipe looks delicious, healthy, and so comforting…perfect for this time of year. I could definitely see myself making this on a chilly fall or winter evening. Thanks for sharing!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      November 3, 2015 at 12:08 pm - Reply

      It’s definitely one of my winter favorites and I think I’m going to have to make this again very soon. Thanks for stopping by Sarah!

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    October 28, 2016 at 8:06 am - Reply

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  3. Deep Web
    May 2, 2017 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    I tried this sauce on turkey meatballs last night and served them to my very picky children and their even pickier cousins. What a HUGE hit! I cannot thank you enough – you’ve added a new staple to their diets …

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