This recipe kind of evolved over the past day or so. I started thinking about it in yoga yesterday morning and bought the main ingredients at the market. I stumbled across a free seasoning that I received from Penzeys called Barbeque of the Americas. It had exactly the flavors I was looking for. Since most of you won’t have it, I tried to estimate quantities for you to make the spice yourself. I decided to make the recipe for lunch today since weekend lunches at our house are kind of a nightmare and I usually cook 5 different things for everyone and trash the kitchen in the process. Today, one recipe, lots of full bellies and big smiles. My kitchen, well it is still trashed, but everyone helped clean it up.
Smokey Sweet Potato Noodles with Turkey, Kale and Bacon
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 3 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced in half
- 1 1/4 pound smoked turkey (I got this at the butcher counter), diced
- 1 cup chopped kale
- 1 package turkey bacon (cooked), chopped
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 tbsp. garlic infused olive oil or 2 tbsp. EVOO and 1 tbsp. minced garlic
- 2 tbsp. Barbeque of the Americas spice (from Penzeys) OR 1/2 tsp. of cayenne pepper and allspice, 1 tsp. of each cinnamon, nutmeg, white pepper, thyme, ginger, 1 tbsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. salt and pepper
- Cook the bacon according to the instruction and cut into bite sized pieces. (I did this in advance.)
- Dice smoked turkey, which I also did in advance
- Peel sweet potatoes and spiralize.
- Warm olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
- Add sweet potato noodles and cook for about 5 minutes. I took my kitchen shears and chopped the noodles so they weren’t too long.
- Add the diced turkey, the turkey bacon pieces and the kale and stir well.
- Add the chicken broth a little at a time.
- Then add the spices and let simmer for a few minutes until kale and sweet potatoes soften.
- Serve immediately.
My kids don’t really eat kale, but by adding just 1 cup, they weren’t really phased or overwhelmed and kind of just ate it rather than picking it out. Woo Hoo!