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Recipe by mermaidmagic

This is a delicious and healthy version of what can otherwise be a greasy,heavy meal. My young children love this dish, so I don't add any spices to make it hot. You can use chili powder, red pepper or Tabasco sauce to heat it up.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs ground turkey or 1 12 lbs lean ground beef (I usually use ground turkey, but very lean ground beef is also a good choice)
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • olive oil
  • 2 (28 ounce) cansof ground peeled tomatoes (I prefer Pastene, Kitchen Ready Chunky)
  • 3 (29 ounce) cansof goya beans (I like to mix Cannelini, Great Northern and Roman)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • rice, cooked according to package directions


  1. In large pot, saute chopped onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent.
  2. Add ground meat and brown.
  3. Add ground peeled tomatoes.
  4. Add approximately 2 teaspoons of salt (or to taste).
  5. Add beans.
  6. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  7. Turn flame down to a simmer.
  8. Add hot spices if you are using any.
  9. Simmer 1 1/2- 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  10. Serve over hot rice.

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