Bored of the same ol' turkey recipes? Once you have a simple turkey sauce, it’s a choose-your-own-dinner-adventure! You can start really easy with the pasta and turkey sauce, work your way up to the easy weeknight chili or try something really different like Crispy Polenta with Turkey Gravy.
See recipe with images on blog: http://www.anutritionisteats.com/simple-turkey-sauce-three-meals/ (Posted here with author's permission).
Dice onions and roughly chop garlic. In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Add turkey and season with salt & pepper. Break up turkey with spoon and cook until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes (no need to drain) and bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, until mixture has thickened. Divide into 3 portions, about 3.5 cups each.
Cook pasta according to directions. Heat turkey sauce in medium pot and stir in tomato paste. Season with salt & pepper. Divide pasta, turkey sauce and mozzarella cheese between four bowls. Garnish with basil and red pepper flakes if desired.
Heat oil in large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add green pepper and cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add turkey sauce, tomatoes with chiles, beans, broth, seasonings. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer with lid ajar for about 20 minutes. Garnish with cheese and cilantro.
In large saute pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots, and cook, stirring frequently for about 1-2 minutes. Add butter to pan, when it melts, sprinkle flour over pan. Mix well, until flour is incorporated into shallots. Add turkey sauce, balsamic vinegar and bring to a boil. Lower heat, add half & half and simmer until thick, about 10-15 minutes.