Friday, March 16, 2012

"Biggest Loser" Turkey Breakfast Burrito

I'm not usually one to "follow the crowd"- at least I like to think I'm not, but somehow, someway my hubby and I got watching the last couple seasons of "The Biggest Loser".  (BTW I think this season has been pretty lame and it was time for Conda to go 8 weeks ago.  Just my "humble" opinion. :)  But a few weeks back, they put a plug in for Jennie-O turkey burger and made these breakfast burritos that looked really good to me.  They are super high in protein and I thought they ended up tasting really good.  I made it for dinner and the kids really liked it.  It made a nice big batch too.  So moral of the story... "sometimes hopin' on the bandwagon pays off?" :)

"Biggest Loser" Turkey Breakfast Burrito
Makes 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: Under 30 minutes

1 ¼ lb. Jennie-O extra lean ground turkey breast
½ c. wheat bran, if desired (I used oat bran because it's what I had- it works well and it high in protein too.)
1 ½ c. canned black beans
½ c. unsweetened apple sauce
½ c. green bell peppers, diced
½ c. red bell peppers, diced
1 egg + 1 egg white
1 tsp. chili powder
1¼ tsp. garlic powder
1¼ tsp. onion powder
1¼ tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt, if desired
½ tsp. black pepper
*Optional Convenience Tip: Replace all spices with store-bought taco seasoning.
Mix all seasonings really well into turkey breast. Then put in the egg, egg white, apple sauce and the wheat bran, and stir very well. Let it sit for half an hour or overnight covered in the refrigerator, minimum 15 min. Spray the pan, add the ground turkey mix, brown it and break it up into pieces with a wooden spatula while in the pan. Add chopped bell peppers and sauté with meat for about 5 minutes, continuously breaking up the turkey into smaller pieces. Drain the beans, and then add to the pan. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Optional Add-Ons:
1 oz. shredded Llight cheddar cheese (45-60 cal)
fresh salsa
lime juice
hot sauce to taste

Spray pan with cooking spray and scramble 2 egg whites. (34 cal, 7g protein)
Serve with one of the following:
2 corn tortillas OR 1 large whole wheat tortilla (80 cal, 5g fiber)
1 whole grain toast (80 cal, 5g fiber)
Add ½ c. of fresh raspberries (32 cal, 4g fiber)
TOTAL for the entire dish: 296 cal, 14g fiber, 29g protein
(Burrito, Side of egg whites, Raspberries):

Nutrition per 1 serving of burrito filling: 150 cal, 20 cal from fat, 2g total fat, 0g sat fat, 55mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 13g total carb, 5g dietary fiber, 3g sugars
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