I really can't be trusted alone in the grocery store. Really. All it takes is one glance at something that looks even the slightest bit yummy and it lands in my cart. Even if I have no idea how to cook it. That's when I start making stuff up. Win some, lose some-- but this steak was a definite winner last weekend so I went for it again this week. Turned out so great I couldn't keep it to myself.
The first time I made it I had a 4 pound New York Strip roast. I think I bought it believing I would cut it into individual steaks and serve it that way, but it was just such a nice cut of beef that I couldn't bare to slice it up. So on to plan B, if there had been one, which there wasn't because I'd never cooked a steak like this before. Ever. This time I started out with a 2 pound New York Strip steak. I'd imagine you can use other cuts but I love that this has a nice layer of fat on the the top and tends to be relatively tender.
I have a lot of things to say in this post - so just one title doesn't seem to do it justice.
I somehow talked myself into buying ground turkey rather than ground beef. And not only did I buy ground turkey, I bought it at Costco... meaning I had 4-2lb packages of fresh ground turkey. Why did I do this? To be healthy-er of course.
I do not prefer ground turkey for three reasons:
1. The color. It turns weirdly gray after cooking.
2. The smell. Ugh.
3. The taste. If I'm going to bite into a sloppy joe, it sure as hell better taste like it.
So I found myself scouring the internet for recipes that would turn the turkey a different color, not make me smell it, and taste delicious. I found Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili which had rave reviews. I was so gung-ho about the recipe that I went to Giant at 11pm to buy all the ingredients so I could start the crock pot first thing in the morning. Impulsive? Maybe.
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