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Add a Healthy Touch to Every Day Meals with Canadian Turkey


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Prep Time 20 hrs
Cook Time 2 d 12 hrs
Servings 6


  • 2 lbs. ground Canadian turkey
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup onion minced
  • ¾ cup carrot minced
  • ¾ cup celery minced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbps. ground Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups tomatoes puree
  • 8 cups turkey broth
  • 1 ½ cups barley
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables or fresh if preferred


  • Heat olive oil in a medium size frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add onions and carrots and sauté for 4-6 minutes until softened and just beginning to brown.
  • Add celery and crushed garlic. Cook 4-6 minutes.
  • Add ground turkey, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook an additional 7-10 minutes, until turkey is cooked through and is no longer pink. Mix to break up any larger chunks.
  • Add tomato puree.
  • Add turkey broth.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add barley. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 35-45 minutes until barley is cooked.
  • Add 2 cups frozen vegetables. Quality frozen veg will help cut down on prep time. If using fresh vegetables, extend cooking time until cooked through.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes until vegetables are cooked through.
  • Serve!


This recipe makes a large quantity perfect for batch cooking. You can make it ahead, re-heat half for a weeknight meal and then freeze the other half for a quick weeknight dinner or weekend lunch later on.
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