4 ½ oz. protein, 1 veggie, and 1 carb per serving
- 4 large Vidalia/sweet onions
- 1½ lb ground white turkey breast
- ½ cup hot water
- ½ tsp marjoram, thyme or oregano (your choice)
- ½ tsp cumin
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 cup bread crumbs*
- ½ cup vegetable stock
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Peel onion & cut about ½" of the onion tops and trim just enough from the bottom so they can stand upright. With an ice cream scoop or spoon, scoop out the layers of the onion leaving ½" shell. Reserve the scooped out onion.
- Place shells in a baking dish, cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes. You can also steam them over boiling water for six minutes.
- Measure ½ cup of the reserve onions and finely chop.
- In a small skillet, heat 2 tbsp water and sauté the chopped onions until soft.
- Brown the ground turkey and measure out 18 oz. to be used as the filling. Any left over turkey can be used for another meal or recipe.
- Combine the turkey, water and seasonings. Mix in ½ cup of the bread crumbs and the softened onions.
- Place hollowed out shells in a microwave-safe pan and evenly distribute the filling.
- Place remaining onion centers, coarsely cut, around stuffed onions. Pour the stock into the bottom of the pan.
- Cover tightly and microwave on high for 6 minutes.
- Remove from the microwave, take off cover and spoon the other ½ cup of bread crumbs over the top.
- Place into the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the bread crumbs are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Put one stuffed onion on a plate along with ¼ of the onion scraps from the bottom of the dish.
* Product Recommendation: 365 Everyday Value Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs and Progresso Panko Plain Bread Crumbs. If you are going to use another brand, make sure it is 0-1 fat grams & not over 100 (125 if whole grain) calories. Also, choose the one with the lowest amount of sodium possible.
Ω Note: This recipe could be done using ground chicken breast as well.
∞ Tip: Before you sit down to eat, place the other 3 onions in a lidded container in the refrigerator so you won't be tempted to eat more than one onion/serving.