Italian Turkey Kale Rolls


Italian Turkey Kale Rolls
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Servings Prep Time
14 rolls 45 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
63 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
14 rolls 45 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
63 minutes 5 minutes
Italian Turkey Kale Rolls
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
14 rolls 45 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
63 minutes 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
14 rolls 45 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
63 minutes 5 minutes
Ingredients
Rolls
Servings: rolls
Instructions
Rolls
  1. Bring water and salt to a boil, add rice, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and allow to cool while continuing.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a simmer. Trim the bottom 2-3 inches from kale leaves. Blanch leaves in water for 3 minutes. Remove using a slotted scoop to a cold water bath or cold running water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.
  3. In a large bowl combine ground turkey, Italian sausage, onion, green pepper, garlic, herbs, salt, pepper and chili flakes. Mix gently just to combine all ingredients. Gently mix in rice.
  4. Preheat oven to 350℉. Lay a kale leaf flat and dab with a paper towel to grab any excess moisture. Scoop a generous 1/4 cup of filling onto leaf and roll leaf over filling, tucking in the sides as mush as possible. If the leaf is not large enough to tuck the sides simply press them around the filling. Place roll into a greased 13"x 9" casserole dish. Repeat with remaining kale and filling, stacking rolls tightly in pan getting 2 rows of 7.
  5. Pour sauce evenly over rolls, cover tightly with foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove foil and sprinkle with parmesan cheese if desired and broil 2-3 minutes. Allow to rest for 5 minutes prior to serving.
Sauce
  1. In a medium bowl whisk together all ingredients and set aside until rolls are assembled.
Recipe Notes

I found that it takes 3 bunches of fresh kale to yield the 14 large leaves.  Save the smaller leaves for another use. It may be necessary to trim out about 1" of the center stem from the bottom of the cooked kale leaf to allow the leaf to roll nicely.  Don't worry too much about tucking in the sides as they are packed tightly in the pan and hold their shape when cooked.

Zesty White Bean and Meatball Soup

Zesty White Bean and Meatball Soup
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A hearty and healthy soup loaded with cabbage, beans and zesty meatballs.
Servings
6 people
Servings
6 people
Zesty White Bean and Meatball Soup
Print Recipe
A hearty and healthy soup loaded with cabbage, beans and zesty meatballs.
Servings
6 people
Servings
6 people
Ingredients
Meatballs
Soup
Servings: people
Instructions
Meatballs
  1. In a food processor bowl combine chorizo and garlic, process until chorizo is broken down into tiny chunks. Set aside. In a large bowl whisk together egg, onion, oregano, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Stir in ground turkey, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and chorizo garlic mixture until just combined.
  2. Form into meatballs using approximately 1 tbsp of mixture per meatball. Once all the meatballs have been formed, heat oil in a large non stick skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs in a single layer and pan fry until golden on all sides, about 12 minutes. Scoop out meatballs onto a paper towel lined plate, reserving fat from skillet.
Soup
  1. In a large pot or dutch oven use 1 tbsp of fat from the meatballs and sauté onions and celery over medium heat until starting to soften, about 3-4 minutes. Add meatballs, cabbage, diced tomatoes, broth, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a simmer and allow to cook for 20 minutes. Add cannellini beans and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning and serve immediately with crusty bread.
Recipe Notes

Makes approximately 10 cups of soup.

Italian Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayonnaise

Italian Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayonnaise
Italian Turkey Burger with Basil Mayonnaise
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A flavourful and juicy turkey burger topped with a refreshing basil mayonnaise.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Italian Turkey Burgers with Basil Mayonnaise
Italian Turkey Burger with Basil Mayonnaise
Print Recipe
A flavourful and juicy turkey burger topped with a refreshing basil mayonnaise.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Italian Turkey Burgers
Basil Mayonnaise
Servings: people
Instructions
Italian Turkey Burgers
  1. In a small bowl whisk together egg, onion powder, garlic powder, dry mustard, pepper and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a medium size bowl gently mix together ground turkey, Italian sausage, onion, red pepper and parsley. Add egg mixture and breadcrumbs and mix with hands until well combined.
  3. Form into approximately 4- 41/2 ounce patties 1/2 inch thick, making an indent in the center of each patty.
  4. Preheat grill to medium high. Lightly brush each patty with oil and grill for approximately 5 minutes per side or until 170℉ is reached. Remove from grill and serve with Basil Mayonnaise.
Basil Mayonnaise
  1. In a small bowl whisk together all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Source:  Compelled To Cook