Tuesday, May 4, 2010


For years The Hubble and I have made this dish. And for years we failed to bestow upon it a name that sounded savory and delicious. One day, we started calling it "concoction" and because of our lack of imagination and inability to give it an appropriate moniker, Concoction stuck. Though the name may not sound amazingly delicious, every time I've made it and served it to those who have never tasted Concoction, I'm always met with exclamations, praise, and full bellies. So now, I offer to you...Concoction. Don't let the name scare you off, it's actually quite good. Who knows, maybe you might come up with a better name for it. Here's how you make it:

Gather your ingredients.

Grab a large pot and make the mac & cheese like the box tells you to. I know...this isn't a hard step. You will need the large pot later though so let's not dirty too many dishes. Set the mac & cheese aside when done.

Put the ground turkey in a hot pan to start the browning process.

Break it up a little and let it start cooking.

Sprinkle on some Adobo (or poultry seasoning, whichever you have or can find, I just prefer Adobo).

And cook the turkey until browned or thoroughly cooked. Turkey doesn't always turn brown because it's white meat.

Next, take your can of green beans and drain out all the juice.

Add them to the meat.

Take the can of stewed tomatoes and dump them (juice and all) onto a plate.

And chop them up...

Into tiny pieces. These don't have to be perfect, just try to get them to a "diced" size.

Add them to the meat and green beans...

And mix it all up.

Add in the chopped green chiles...

And mix again.

Take the entire meat and veggie mixture and dump it into the large pot with the mac & cheese.

Yup...dump it all in baby!

And yup, you guessed it, mix it up!

Add in the seasoned salt...

And Ranch style beans.

And...oh my gosh...could it be?? You mix it?!?!!!! Yepper! Mix thoroughly so you get all that seasoned salt distributed throughout the mixture.

Yay! You are finally done with the mixing. Now you get to serve it...

And enjoy it. We eat ours with Saltines. But you can enjoy yours with crusty bread or maybe even some cornbread.

You can also add extra flavor. I like to put Frank's RedHot in mine. Mister Man likes crushed red pepper in his. The choices are endless!


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 can French cut green beans
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can chopped green chiles
  • 1 can Ranch style beans
  • 1 box mac & cheese
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • Adobo or poultry seasoning


  1. In large pot prepare mac & cheese as per directions on box; set aside.
  2. Place ground turkey in large heated skillet; sprinkle with Adobo or poultry seasoning.
  3. Brown ground turkey until cooked through completely.
  4. Drain green beans; add to cooked turkey.
  5. Pour stewed tomatoes (including juice) onto plate; coarsely chop until all tomatoes are diced. Add to cooked turkey and green beans; mix thoroughly.
  6. Add green chiles (including juice) to turkey mixture; mix thoroughly.
  7. Dump turkey and veggie mixture into large pot with mac & cheese, mix thoroughly.
  8. Add seasoned salt and beans to mixture; mix thoroughly.
  9. Serve and enjoy with saltines, crusty bread, or cornbread.


  1. Oh, yeah! I am making this too. What's not to love??


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