Add this paprika spiced meat and vegetable stew to your weekly meal rotations for something yummy and different!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6


1 lb. ground turkey (OR 3 carrots & 1 potato)
1 medium onion
1 green pepper
1 can kidney or pinto beans (or any beans you have!)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
¼ box of pasta – about 1 cup
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ tsp. salt
Black pepper to taste


Ham, bacon, or sausage
Shredded cheese
Mushrooms or other veggies
Paprika, cumin, red pepper
Parsley, rosemary, cilantro


  1. Drain and rinse the beans. Dice the green pepper and chop the onion. (If making the vegetarian version, dice the potato and carrots.)
  2. In a large pot, cook the ground turkey and onions until the meat is browned and onions are tender.
    1. If making the vegetarian option, sauté the potatoes, onions and carrots in 2 tablespoons of oil until potatoes are tender.
  3. Drain the excess oil from meat.
  4. Add the spices, beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, green pepper, and pasta.
  5. Stir all ingredients well and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover the pot, stirring frequently for 20-30 minutes to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom of the pan. If it seems too dry, add water as needed for the pasta to cook.
  7. Remove from heat when the pasta is tender.


• Adjust the seasonings to your taste – this dish can be spicier with more chili powder or milder with just a pinch
• Add canned or fresh ingredients like corn, zucchini, or broccoli to update this recipe with the seasons!



Pair this meal with a crusty loaf of bread, dinner rolls, green salad, or sautéed greens like kale, collard greens or swiss chard. If desired, top with grated cheddar cheese.