Ground Meat Recipe

This is another healthy quick meal that will be a family pleaser. If you like cabbage more crisp, cook for the lesser amount of time. Ground turkey works best in this recipe. This recipe is also a good choice for a diabetic menu.

Creamy Cabbage Stir-Fry

4 ounces uncooked egg noodles (eggless) (about 3 cups dry)
1 pound extra lean ground turkey or beef (7% fat)
1 medium onion, chopped, about 1 1/2 cups
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can (10.75 ounces) reduced-fat cream of celery soup*
4 cups chopped cabbage (about 10 ounces)

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain.

Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Brown ground meat with onion and seasonings. Add cream soup and mix well. Add cabbage and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until cabbage is cooked to your liking. Add cooked noodles and mix well.

One serving is an excellent source of fiber. Sodium is figured for reduced-sodium.

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Makes 8 cups (4 servings) -
Each Serving: 2 cups; Carb Servings**: 2 1/2; Exchanges**: 1 1/2 starch, 3 vegetable, 3 lean meat; calories 345, total fat 9g, saturated fat 2g, cholesterol 68mg, sodium 586mg, total carbohydrate 39g, dietary fiber 5g, sugars 8g, protein 28g

Source: Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas - 3rd Edition, © Brenda J. Ponichtera, RD, Published by Small Steps Press, publishing health conscious books for the general public, a division of the American Diabetes Association.

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