Several cloves of garlic, peeled
1 small bunch of fresh basil
1½ lb. to 2 lbs. turkey sausage, or boneless chicken breast, or boneless pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 eggplant, quartered and cut into slices
1 green pepper, cubed
1 zucchini, sliced
1 yellow squash, sliced
1 onion, quartered
3 or 4 tomatoes, peeled, seeded & pureed or 1 can of tomato puree
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Rinse the fresh basil leaves with cold water. Chop basil with the garlic cloves in a food processor.
In a medium Dutch oven or stockpot, coat the bottom and two inches up the sides with olive oil. Brown the meat.
Add the chopped garlic and basil and the cut up vegetables.
Add the pureed tomatoes.
Add salt and black pepper, to taste.
Cover the pot and cook over medium-low heat for 45 minutes.
Stew can be served alone or over rice. With a salad and bread, it makes a nice meal.
If brown rice is used and no turkey sausage, this dish is a Core Program meal under Weight Watchers.