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Wheat Berry and Bulgur Turkey-Apple Stuffing

4
4
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 33 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
1 hr 18 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Moderate
We gave this new spin on Thanksgiving stuffing a double dose of whole grains. The sage, turkey and apples bring it back to tradition.

Ingredients

uncooked wheat berries

¾ cup(s)

uncooked bulgur

¾ cup(s)

Olive oil

1 Tbsp, divided

uncooked ground turkey breast

12 oz

fresh sage

¼ cup(s), chopped, divided

fresh thyme

3 Tbsp, chopped, divided

table salt

1 tsp, divided

black pepper

½ pinch, freshly ground, divided

uncooked leek(s)

1½ cup(s), sliced (white and light green parts only; about 2 large)

uncooked celery

1 cup(s), chopped

fresh apple(s)

2 large, Golden Delicious, peeled, cored, cut into bite-size chunks

canned chicken broth

1½ cup(s), divided (fat-free, reduced-sodium, if desired)

fresh parsley

¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place wheat berries in a medium saucepan and cover with 3 inches of water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring once or twice. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 1 hour. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, put bulgur in another medium saucepan and cover with 3 inches of water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until until tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to same bowl as wheat berries.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add turkey to skillet and cook, breaking up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in 3 tablespoons of sage, 1 1/2 tablespoons of thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Cook, stirring, until turkey is coated with herb mixture, about 1 minute; transfer to bowl with wheat berries and bulgur.
  4. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in same skillet. Add leeks and celery; sauté until vegetables are almost tender, about 6 minutes. Stir in apples; saute until apples are light golden, about 4 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of broth; bring to a simmer and simmer until apples and vegetables are tender, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon of sage, 1 1/2 tablespoons of thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper; toss over low heat for 1 minute. Scrape into bowl with wheat berries and bulgur. (If desired, stir in enough of remaining broth to moisten stuffing to your liking.) Stir in parsley. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

Notes

Feel free to either just use wheat berries or bulgur instead of the combination. Just double the amount.

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