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Recipes Healthy Quick and Easy

Super High Protein Post-Work Out 'Cheat's Turkey Con Carne'

Ingredients
  • Turkey breast
  • Chilli powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Tomato Passata
  • Coriander
  • Kidney Beans

Finding stuff to eat after a work out can be tough.

You've done all the hard work and although you don't want to ruin it by eating garbage, you're always frickin' starving. The key is getting loads of protein into you to repair those muscles, but for many that means a dry old breast of chicken or some fish and veg.

But fear not, because we have the perfect solution here and it tastes incredible. Making chilli con carne often takes ages and has loads of ingredients, and I'm sure purists will be giving out at this quick cheat's version, but screw it, we're all short on time during the week and need quick solutions.

So try this. It tastes totes amazeballs...

Instructions

Step 1

You could make this with chicken, but we're big fans of the amount of protein in turkey and find that it a vastly underused meat. Get some good quality Italian passata as well. Most places will have it now.

passata
Step 2

Slice the onions up nice and fine.

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Step 3

Chop the garlic. Don't be shy with it either, a good 3-4 cloves.

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Step 4

Lash on the biggest frying pan you have. Good low to medium heat.

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Step 5

Chuck in the onions and garlic. You want to slowly sweat them here and get loads of flavour out without colouring them.

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Step 6

While the onions are on, get out the turkey breasts. People think of it as a dry meat only used at Christmas, but that's incorrect. Once you taste this recipe you'll agree.

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Step 7

Slice it up as thin as you can, drizzle with a little oil and lots of salt and pepper.

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Step 8

After the onions have been cooking for about 4 or 5 minutes lash in the turkey. You can turn the heat up a notch at this stage to medium.

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Step 9

After a couple of minutes lash in the two powders. Again, don't be shy with them.

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Step 10

Now, the key when the powders go in is to cook them. This is when you extract all the flavours, so keep it stirring for a good 3-4 minutes until they nearly start burning and catching the bottom of the pan.

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Step 11

Lash in the passata. This is a cheat's recipe and you'd normally use tomatoes, but this speeds everything up.

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Step 12

Now turn the heat down gently and simmer the whole thing for a good 20 minutes. You want all the flavours to start mingling together.

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Step 13

Crumble in a cube of chicken stock.

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Step 14

When the sauce is starting to thicken up lash in the beans. Make sure you have strained them off well.

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Step 15

When the sauce is getting super thick and looking like chilli, you should lash in the coriander at the very last minute.

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Step 16

Serve it all up immediately. You could add tonnes of stuff like more veg, cook up some rice with it or more herbs and spices, but I like to eat it simple and with a big portion, you'll be well full and in post-work out heaven.

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People think that they always need some sort of carbs with dinner, but you can leave them out and just focus on the protein. You'll have to eat a bigger portion, but the protein is so insanely good for you after a work out that this is the perfect recipe for you. Absolutely completely and utterly delicious.

Give it a lash, I can pretty much guarantee it'll become one of your regular post-work out meals.

Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded our sister site Lovin' Dublin with a few simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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