2-3 lbs. ground turkey
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. frozen or canned corn
1 red or yellow onion, chopped
3 15-oz cans stewed or fire-roasted diced tomatoes (to your taste)
2 jalapeño chiles, seeded and choppped
1-2 of your fav cooked sausages, chopped (I like Aidell's apple sausage)
3 tbsp. whiskey or bourbon
1 tbsp. salt
1 tsp. granulated garlic
1 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. dried minced onion or onion powder
16 oz. (4 cups) elbow macaroni
4 cups water
8 oz. package of shredded light Mexican blend cheese
Crystal Hot Sauce or Tabasco
1. I a large pan or Dutch oven, add olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the ground turkey, sausage and jalapenos and saute until the meat is cooked through.
2. Add corn, tomatoes, whiskey, salt, granulated garlic, black pepper, dried minced onion, macaroni, and water. Stir, cover, and cook over medium low heat 20 minutes or until pasta is done. Taste halfway through cooking and re-season as needed.
3. Stir in cheese just before serving. Serve with Crystal Hot Sauce or Tabasco on the side, just in case anyone likes theirs extra spicy.