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Monday, 16 July 2012

Turkey Tortilla Wraps - Lean On Turkey

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This is such an easy recipe that is packed full of fresh vegetables and quick to prepare.  My 3 daughters love helping to make this as they can chop all the peppers, onion, etc themselves.  They can also make their own tortilla wraps at the end.  Kids are much more likely to eat a dish if they have been involved in preparing it.  This fed all 5 members of our family, and two guests, very generously. 

This is my third Challenge as part of the Lean on Turkey campaign which is encouraging people to think of turkey as more than just a roast at Chritmas time.  Turkey is  great value, really simple to cook with, high in protein, low in saturated fat and a good source of natural vitamins and minerals.

For the turkey filling:

600g minced turkey
1 red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 red chilli, finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 yellow pepper, diced
1 tin chopped tomatoes, drained - or 6 fresh tomatoes, diced
1 tsp ground cumin
juice of 1 lime

For the avocado spread:

1 avocado, destoned
1 red onion, diced
1/2 red chilli, finely sliced
1/2 red pepper, finely diced
1/2 yellow pepper, finely diced
juice of 1 lime

To serve: homemade (or storebought) tortillas, sour cream, shredded lettuce, fresh coriander (roughly chopped).

Brown the turkey mince and onion for about 5 minutes then add the pepper, chopped chilli, drained tomatoes and garlic.  Season well with salt and pepper then add the cumin.  Cover and simmer over a low heat for about 15 minutes.  Add the lime juice and stir though just before serving. 

To make the avocado spread:

Scoop the flesh out of the avocado and roughly mash it.  Add the lime juice and chopped chilli, onion and peppers. 

Make the wraps:

Lightly spread a tortilla with a thin layer of sour cream.  Put a couple of generous spoonfuls of the turkey mixture down the centre with a couple of spoonfuls of the avocado spread.  Add some shredded lettuce and chopped fresh coriander.  Fold up the wrap and serve immediately.



Shopping List

Cost of 10 items needed for this meal was £8.45 from Sainsbury's on 16th July 2012.

Tins, Jars and Cooking
1x Sainsbury's Basics Chopped Tomatoes (400g) 31p

Fruit and Vegetables
1x Sainsbury's Hass Avocado £1.00
2x Sainsbury's Limes Loose 60p
1x Sainsbury's Mixed Chillies (50g) 58p
1x Sainsbury's Red Pepper 75p any 2 FOR £1.50
1x Sainsbury's Yellow Pepper 75p any 2 FOR £1.50
1x Sainsbury's Large Red Onions Loose (Approx 190g) 16.2p
1x Sainsbury's Garlic 30p

Meat, Fish and Poultry
1x Sainsbury's Lean Turkey Thigh Mince (800g) £3.00

Bakery
1x Sainsbury's Plain Tortilla Wraps (8) £1.00 was £1.20


In addition to being paid a Sponsored Post fee, I was reimbursed the cost of the ingredients required to prepare this recipe.

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1 comment:

  1. thanks for taking time to put this together, great info and will be trying this out - already use the mince to make up big batches of sauce for pasta / baked potatoes so this can be an alternative

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