garbanzo bean turkey bake.

this is the best accident i’ve made up in a long time!

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ingredients:

  • 20 ounces lean ground turkey
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup diced roasted red peppers
  • 1 medium diced onion
  • 1.5 cups chunky salsa
  • 1 package knorr vegetable recipe mix
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • copious amounts of reduced sugar ketchup. i like heinz.

directions:

1. throw all ingredients into a bowl:

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2. mix it up with your hands. or a spoon. whatever. BUT.. if you use your hands, make sure to remove any fancy rings before doing so.

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3. spread into a 8”x11” pan, or something close to that size. it doesn’t really matter.

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4. it’s probably a good idea to bathe the top of the mixture in reduced sugar ketchup. do it.

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5. bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. more or less, depending on your pan size.

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yum.

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6. serve it.

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this recipe makes 6 servings, but they are only 255 calorie servings.. so go ahead and serve yourself seconds. or thirds.

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delicious. and nutritious!

per serving: 255 calories, 2g fat, 27g carbohydrates, 33g protein

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hayleycepeda May 5, 2010 at 5:22 am

Holy mother of all beans…I have a HUGE tin of chickpeas in the pantry and ground turkey in my freezer – I know what I’m making for dinner tonight! :) Thanks Janetha!

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homecookedem May 5, 2010 at 1:05 pm

I can’t wait to make this!!!!!!!!!!! Looks awesome!! :)

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carlyallgood May 5, 2010 at 3:52 pm

WOW this is seriously intense!!!! looks great!! how do you figure out the nutrition facts for your own recipe?!!! i am very impressed janetha.

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Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices May 5, 2010 at 5:44 pm

oooo you have the silverware I like- with the bubble look :) so cute!

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Hayley May 6, 2010 at 1:16 pm

It is in the oven as I type – I can’t wait for dinner tonight!!! Unfortunately I only just found out that I was on my list little squirt of ketchup. :( Oh well! It still looks scrumptious…!!

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Naomi (onefitfoodie) May 25, 2010 at 6:16 am

just FYI…im making this tonight!

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hayleycepeda July 16, 2010 at 11:06 am

I just wanted to say that I’m making this again and I am SO GLAD you wrote that about making sure to take off your rings beforehand. I nearly forgot!! Good tip! :) XOXO

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Dee Dieter July 25, 2010 at 10:58 am

Wow, I tried this and I loved it. Glad I finally remembered where I found this recipe – searching copious amounts of reduced sugar ketchup did the trick – because I want to post on my blog. Thanks for this!!

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Dee Dieter July 25, 2010 at 12:18 pm
kristen November 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I just want to say “thank you!” for coming up with this casserole of NOM! I make this all of the time (and have been for months now), but change up just a few things. Because I have issues with portion control, I bake this bad boy in jumbo muffin tins (I actually do this with a lot of things…baked spagetti, casseroles of other sorts, etc).

I just came here to make my grocery list and wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your recipe :)

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juliemgannon December 1, 2010 at 6:51 pm

DELICIOUS! It was super easy to make too!

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janetha @ meals & moves December 3, 2010 at 11:15 am

YAY glad you enjoyed it!

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Katie December 5, 2010 at 8:01 am

Perfect dinner on a chilly night! Loved it & will be making it again soon.

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Catherine Culligan February 21, 2011 at 7:07 am

I just discovered your blog last night because of your guest post on Carrotsncake!! I’ve only read a few of your posts so far but can already tell I’ll be a loyal follower!! Right now, I’m going through your recipes and flagging the ones I want to try out. And, this one is at the top on the list.

I wish I didn’t have to work today so that I could sit and browse through your site allllll day long!!

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Maddy January 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Hey! I know this post is hella old, but do you think you could substitute something else for the oats?

Thanks :)

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Janetha January 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

You could just omit them!

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