Freekeh (pronounced FREAK-eh), a type of young, green wheat, contains super-filling resistant starch.

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Also appeared in: , October, 2016

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Ann Pittman

Recipe Summary

active:
13 mins
total:
54 mins
Yield:
Serves 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook freekeh according to package directions. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; sauté for 5 minutes. Add turkey; sprinkle with chilli powder, sugar and red pepper. Cook, stirring to crumble, until turkey is done, about 6 minutes. Add cooked freekeh and tomatoes; reduce heat to medium and cook until mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Stir in salt. Remove from heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Place 1 lettuce leaf on bottom half of each bun, if desired. Spoon about 2/3 cup freekeh mixture over lettuce. Top each sandwich with 1 onion slice and top half of bun. 

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Nutrition Facts

309 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 26mg; fiber 7g; protein 15g; carbohydrates 44g; sodium 589mg; iron 4mg; calcium 105mg.