As fall nears, my brain goes straight to comfort foods, and one of my southern favorites is Jambalaya. With 354 calories and 10 grams of fat, this recipe can’t be beat. This recipe uses ground beef and turkey sausage to cut down on the fat. I love to use Laura’s Lean Beef for this recipe so check your local area to see if you can locate it.
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound turkey sausage, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 (141/2-ounce) cans low-salt beef broth
1 (141/2-ounce) can Cajun-style stewed tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
11/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
Hot sauce and parsley sprigs (optional)
1. Cook first 6 ingredients in a large Dutch oven 5 minutes or until beef is browned and vegetables are tender; drain.
2. Stir in broth and next 4 ingredients; bring to a boil; stir in rice. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Top with hot sauce and parsley sprigs, if desired.