Fried Ground Turkey & Rice Burritos

Fried Ground Turkey and Rice Burritos: A Low Sodium Recipe

Fried Burritos: A Surprisingly Heart-Healthy Dinner Option

 

My family loves Mexican food and although I’m not a huge fan of fried foods, they absolutely love fried foods of any kind, including burritos. Since I try to keep things on the healthy side and completely low sodium, I have perfected my recipe for fried burritos to satisfy their love of fried and spicy foods and combine it with my love of only serving them heart-healthy dishes. The coolest thing about this recipe is that the filling I use for this flavorful dish is also the same one I use for stuffed peppers and party dips, so making a big batch that you can freeze for later is an added bonus!

Fried Ground Turkey & Rice Burritos
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 can low sodium tomato soup
  • 1 pkg Mrs. Dash Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup precooked brown rice
  • 1-4 oz can green chiles, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup red onion
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 5 tbsp canola oil.
Instructions
  1. Cook lean ground turkey until done.
  2. Add chopped onion and cook until tender.
  3. Add tomato soup, Mrs. Dash Seasoning, water, and heat over low heat for about 10 minutes.
  4. While meat mixture is simmering, cook brown rice according to package instructions.
  5. Mix rice in with meat mixture and remove from heat.
  6. In a large frying pan, heat the canola oil.
  7. Burrito wrap about 4-5 tbsp of the meat and rice mixture in each tortilla.
  8. Fry burritos over low-medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.
  9. Serve with a side of corn, homemade refried beans, and your favorite salad vegetables.

  Fried Burritos are a delicious low sodium meal!

If you decide to double or triple the filling for this recipe, you can freeze it for later to make delicious party dips (just heat it up and add cheese and serve it with tortillas) or stuffed peppers (put the mixture in the gutted bell peppers and heat in the oven for 30 minutes) for a delicious family meal. These fried burritos are great for lunch or dinner and their simplicity is almost silly. Even though they’re fried, you’ll feel good knowing that you’re serving a heart-healthy meal your family will request on the regular. Simple, delicious, and a real crowd pleaser, this recipe is one you’ll definitely want to add to your box.

Low Sodium Crock-Pot Tenderloin

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Ahhh…tenderloin. A Texas staple. Typically B smokes our tenderloin for HOURS on the weekends. But what do you do if your family wants tenderloin, you’ve spent every weekend moving for a month, and you’re not a grill master? You pull out your Crock Pot of course! We all know I love my Crock Pot for ease of cooking and clean up and my first attempt at Crock Pot Tenderloin was a HUGE hit at my house.

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Low Sodium Crock Pot Tenderloin Ingredients:

  • 3 lb cut of Pork Tenderloin
  • 5 – 6 small potatoes of choice
  • 1 cup of organic baby carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 pkg Mrs. Dash Pot Roast Seasoning Mix (my new bff)
  • 1 cup water
  • Crock Pot

Low Sodium Crock Pot Tenderloin Prep and Cooking Instructions:

  • Cut your tenderloin in half so that it will fit nicely in the Crock Pot and place it in the bottom.
  • Cut the potatoes in 2-3 pieces and place them on top of the tenderloin.
  • Place the baby carrots in the Crock Pot.
  • Cut up the celery and place it over the carrots.
  • Cut up your 1/2 onion and put it in there too.
  • Mix 1 cup of water with your Mrs. Dash seasoning mix and pour it over your meat and vegetables.
  • Simmer on low setting for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.

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The result is a deliciously tender meat with veggies on the side and a one-pot clean up. Serve this with a side of bread and a refreshing drink for a full meal, and use the leftovers to make barbecue sandwiches the next day. I’ll be back to share that low sodium recipe later. Low sodium, easy cooking at it’s finest. What’s your favorite Crock Pot meal? I’d love to try it!

Crock Pot Chili: Perfect for Game Day {Low Sodium Recipe}

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Crock Pot Chili. Quite possibly the perfect game day food. Perfect for so many reasons. Easy to make. Perfect for fall. Delicious to eat. Lasts all day long. And hello, bring on the heat, just like the games (that I don’t care to watch). My oldest daughter says I make the best.chili.ever! OK, I’m sure that’s not true, but I take that compliment and run with it. Since I made game day chili (low sodium style of course) on Sunday, I decided to share my recipe here.

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As always, the perfect recipe always starts with the freshest ingredients. Canned tomatoes are SO overrated. Fresh is best and getting those fresh veggies into your babies’ bodies is a bonus point for this recipe.

Crock Pot Chili Ingredients:

  • 12 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 sweet peppers (you can use jalapenos if you want to heat things up)
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb turkey burger
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp red ground pepper
  • 5 shots hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 can low sodium organic beans (or if you really want to go all out, buy dried beans and soak overnight)

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Crock Pot Chili Instructions:

  • Brown your turkey burger.
  • Chop your onion, sweet peppers (deseeded), and garlic cloves and place in frying pan with burger. Cook until vegetables are tender. Set aside.
  • Quarter 11 of the tomatoes and blend in the blender to sauce consistency. Place in Crock Pot.
  • Dice remaining tomato to add to tomato blend (hey, just like Rotel only no sodium).
  • Add spices and stir.
  • Place meat mixture in Crock Pot, stir.
  • Add beans, stir.
  • Simmer on low for 4-6 hours (again, the longer this simmers, the more flavorful it will become).
  • Serve with tortilla chips (gluten free) or crackers.

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So simple, so delicious (according to them, I don’t eat it so I can’t say), and this full Crock Pot feeds an army. OK, not an army, but a lot of people. It’s one of my favorite go-to fall or football party meals. All the prep is done in the morning and you don’t have to worry about a thing all day long!

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This hearty meal, packed with veggies and protein, is a family favorite and a huge hit at parties. I like it because there’s minimal mess and prep time. It’s a SCORE (ha, get the irony?) for everyone.

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This recipe is sure to be a hit at your next game day party. It’s low in sodium, delicious, and you can customize it to your heat preference. Doesn’t get much better than that! What’s your favorite game time food? Care to share? I’d love to hear it in the comments below. But to be honest, it better be low sodium or we can’t try it! Happy fall y’all!