Turkey, Apple, Caramelized Onion Stuffed Mushrooms

I’m bored with my mostly Paleo diet. Protein plus veggies and fruit. Rewind and repeat. I’m guessing that even a cave woman would have branched out to add some pizazz to her diet given the chance.
Paleo works for me and I’m thinner and fitter than I have ever been as an adult but I haven’t been exploring or creating foods that make me healthy AND happy.

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Be extension, I have completely neglected this blog, my first and favorite blog.

I’m trying out new flavor packed “real food” recipes and you can come along for the ride.

Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the planning, recipe writing and photographing and give up before I even start to write. Today I remembered that all of my blog buddies just use recipes as a starting point or as inspiration for their own creations and they don’t expect perfection.

Besides, my messy posts make theirs look so much fancier. 😋 So here’s a not so perfect blog post with a delicious and healthy recipe for you to enjoy as is, modify at will or save for a day when you are feeling bored with food.
For more awesome recipes to try this weekend jump over to Fiesta Friday and see what’s cooking.

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Turkey, Apple, Carmelized Onion Stuffed Mushrooms

Recipe yields 6 large or 12 small mushroom servings.

Ingredients:
6 baby portobello or 12 cremimi mushrooms, stems removed and chopped.
1/2 pound lean ground turkey
1 large yellow onion, sliced
1/2 Granny Smith or Fuji apple, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1-3 leaves of fresh sage chopped, I used pineapple sage, or 1 tsp dried sage.
Optional: 1-2 ounces goat cheese crumbled if you eat dairy. I added the cheese and was happy with its binding capacity and flavor punch but you can skip it and enjoy a more crumbly texture or substitute an egg for moisture and binding.

Caramelize Onion
Thinly slice the onion into rings. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onions and a dash of salt. Cook onion, stirring occasionally until golden brown. About 30 minutes. Set aside in a serving dish.

Prepare the turkey mixture
Add remaining oil to pan and add chopped apple, chopped mushroom stems, sage, minced garlic and ground turkey. Sauté until apples are softened and turkey is lightly browned. Stir goat cheese into meat mixture and combine. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Fill mushroom caps with meat and cheese mixture.

Bake on a lined cookie sheet at 400 degrees F until browned and mushrooms are soft. 25-30 minutes.

Serve over greens and top with caramelized onions or serve as an appetizer if you prefer.
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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice to see you 😀😀😀 xx

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    1. I’ve missed Fiesta Friday, the recipes and photos are so wonderful. I think you could substitute ground nuts for the turkey in these mushrooms. I might try it. Apple, walnut stuffed mushrooms or sliders. mmmm

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      1. Sounds like a plan to me 🙂 x

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  2. Nice to see you back Tracey. You look absolutely fabulous …

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    1. Thank you sister neighbor.

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  3. It’s been a while Tracy and you look terrific. I have thought about Paleo but it’s really hard to make food and not eat it, I guess I need stronger will power. I need to do something and it looks like Paleo has been a good choice for you.

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    1. Yes it has been awhile. Eating a low carb diet works and doesn’t have to be boring. Although having routine meals does help when you’re actively losing weight. I’m trying to shake it up a bit since I’m almost at my goal weight. I’ve lost > 50 pounds so I plan to stick with low carb meals.

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  4. Michelle says:

    Hi Tracy!
    I saw this @ Fiesta Friday and I must give it a try! I am a huge fan of stuffed mushrooms!
    Thanks!
    Michelle

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    1. I think it would make good sliders too.

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  5. What a great combination of flavors. Thanks for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday. Happy FF!

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    1. It was pretty tasty. Thanks for hosting FF.
      Tracey

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  6. You look great – slim and healthy! I need to follow a “no carb” diet as it is my biggest weakness. 50 + pounds – good for you. The stuffing sounds great but I would use maybe squash instead of the mushrooms.

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    1. Thank you Judi. I agree with using this to stuff other veggies. Eggplant, peppers, zucchini …. My body type definitely responds well to a low carb diet. The less carbs you eat, the less carbs you crave. It’s a fact, ma’am. Thank you for stopping by,
      Tracey

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