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I had every intention on sharing a different recipe today, but I could hear my sons voice in my head saying, “Mom, we haven’t had Cowpuncher in a while”.
Cowpuncher is a great dinner option for busy weeknights and is pretty much a One Pot Turkey Fiesta Rice. It cooks up fast, uses staples I always have on hand and is a stretch meal. Stretch meals are ones that usually include a starch like rice or pasta.
One Pot Turkey Fiesta Rice can be eaten as a rice bowl or a casserole. Once everything is cooked it can be served in bowls with BUSH’S® Savory Beans on the side. If you want to go a step further you can combine one of the BUSH’S® Savory Beans varieties into the casserole and bake the entire dish before serving. How I serve it depends on how much time I have to get dinner on the table. I can make this entire meal in about 15 minutes unless I decide to combine the beans, meat, rice, peppers and cheese.
I used BUSH’S® Black Beans Fiesta™ with my One Pot Turkey Fiesta Rice because it has ingredients that match the entire dish. The beans have a thick chipotle sauce with peppers and corn in it that adds another level of flavor to the meal.
Using canned beans with simple ingredients already in it saves me about 10 minutes cooking time. Instead of chopping my own peppers, and making my own sauce, the work is done for me. I just pop the top, heat and eat!
I think you’ll like this recipe as much as my family does so let me tell you how to make it.
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp season salt
- 1 cup of bell peppers chopped
- 3 cups of rice (left over is perfect)
- 1/2 c shredded cheddar
- 1/2 c of sour cream
- 1/2 pasta sauce
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1/4 c water
- 1 can of BUSH’S® Black Beans Fiesta™ (15.5 oz.)
- Heat the olive oil in the frying pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, crumble and season the ground turkey. Cook the turkey until there are no signs of pink.
- Once the meat is done, add in the rice and about 1/4 cup of water. Simmer until warm. Remove from the heat and add the sour cream, pasta sauce and shredded cheese and stir until combined.
- Heat the beans according to the can instructions.
- Serve together and enjoy!
This is one of my “go-to” recipes when I’m short on time, but want to cook at home. Most of the ingredients I usually have on hand so it’s easy to put together. I highly recommend keeping cooked ground meat in the fridge for dishes like this. When I cook ground meat I usually pull out my largest frying pan and cook as many pounds as possible.
I do the same things when I cook rice so I can create pre-cooked meal ingredients. The one thing I don’t cook in bulk much anymore is dry beans. It’s just to time consuming for the way my life is set up right now, so you’ll always find some combination of unflavored and BUSH’S® Savory Beans on my shopping list. I choose BUSH’S 9 times out of 10 because they label has simple ingredients I can pronounce and recognizing. Plus whether I’m shopping at Walmart or placing an order for pick up, BUSH’S are always in stock.
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