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Spicey Turkey and Mushrooms in Pita

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 c Broken walnuts or pecans
  • 1 lb Ground turkey
  • 1 md Onion; chopped
  • 1/4 lb Mushrooms; sliced
  • 16 oz Canned tomatoes; undrained
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/4 ts Crushed red pepper; (up to
  • -1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 4 lg Lettuce leaves
  • 2 Pita bread; cut in half


Gently brown broken nuts in a large, non-stick skillet coated with cooking
spray, stirring frequently. Remove to a small dish lined with paper towel
and set aside.

Brown turkey in the same skillet and drain well. (Or, cook in microwave in
a colander until just no longer pink.) Set aside.

In the same skillet, saut”š onion until soft. Add turkey, mushrooms,
tomatoes with their liquid, sugar, and seasonings. Over high heat, bring
to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until liquid is
absorbed. This will take a while depending on the amount of canned tomato
liquid. Stir occasionally.

Line each pita half with a large lettuce leaf. Divide mixture equally
among pita halves. Top each with 1 tablespoon nuts. Makes 4 servings.

per serving: 342 Kcal 15g fat (3g sat fat) 38% CFF 725mg Na 3.1g fiber
(26.5g PRO/14.6g FAT/26.8g CHO) Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat, 2 veg, 1

NOTES : 1. One serving of the meat mixture alone: about 211 Kcal, 9.8g
(2.6g sat) 42% CFF 563mg Na 2.1g fiber.
2. If extra lean ground beef is substituted for the ground
turkey, per=
serving with pita and nuts: 438Kcal 25g fat (8g sat fat) 50% CFF
Na 3.1g fiber (27.9g PRO/24.6g FAT/26.8g CHO)
3. FAT: The nuts contribute 48 Kcal and 4.4g fat to each
serving. Drain=
the ground turkey well, rinse under hot water, and pat dry to
reduce fat as=
much as possible.
4. SODIUM: The salt contributes 133mg Na to each serving and the
tomatoes, 181mg. Substitute low-sodium canned tomatoes (15mg Na
serving) to save 166 mg Na per serving. The other major sources
of Na in=
this recipe are, per serving, pita half (160mg), onion (137mg),
and the=
turkey (106mg).
5. MasterCook electronic format by Rosemary Winters.

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