This is a quick weeknight meal if there ever was one. If you can’t find halal ground turkey you can substitute with ground beef or chicken instead; alternatively- and if you’re feeling adventurous- you can purchase the whole turkey (typically found in the freezer at most halal meat markets) and grind the meat yourself with attachments that can be used with most Kitchen Aid stand mixers. Enjoy!
Ground Turkey with Potatoes, Tomatoes, Mint & Parsley
2-4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground turkey
8-10 small boiled potatoes, quartered
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 teaspoon dried mint
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup fresh parsley or 2 tablespoons dried
Sauté the onion and garlic in warmed oil until the garlic has softened. Add the tomatoes and cook down until they have released all of their juices.
Add the ground turkey, making sure to break it up with a wooden spoon or utensil so that they are separated and can cook evenly. Brown nicely, about 4-5 minutes.
Add the potatoes and the herbs. Add more oil if necessary to brown the potatoes. Cook for an additional 10 minutes, covered.
When the meat is close to being finished, add the parsley. Serve with fresh pita, naan bread or tortillas.