Monday, November 15, 2010

Turkey & Bean Chili

It is down right cold here in Albuquerque (at least for today) and that means it's time for cold weather food! When I woke up this morning and saw the overcast sky and couldn't feel my toes I had to make Chili!! We eat alot of turkey here in the Torres household and I've been really wanting to make chili with ground turkey vs. beef. YUM!

Olive Oil- to coat pan
1/2 onion- diced small
4 cloves of garlic- minced
1/2 pound ground turkey
1 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Parsley
2 Tbsp Oregano
2 tsp chili powder
3 dashes Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/2 cup Chicken Broth (or water)
3 Tbsp tomato paste
2 small cans of diced tomatoes (or 1 large can)
1 can kidney beans
1 can navy beans
1 Tbsp corn meal (or flour)
Salt and Pepper- to taste
Low Fat Sour Cream- garnish
Reduced fat cheddar- garnish

This can either be made in a stock pot or in a slow cooker. I had alot of time on my hands today so I used the crock pot. Turn the heat on high and coat the pot with olive oil. Add onion and garlic. Cook until the onions start to carmelize. Add ground turkey. I used taco seasoned turkey, it has alot of the flavors that I want in chili already in the meat! If you can't find seasoned meat you might want to add extra chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Add cumin, oregano, parsley, chili powder, salt and pepper. Once the meat is browned add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, hot sauce, and chicken broth. Bring everything to a boil. Once at a good boil ad
d rinsed beans. At this point if the chili is too thin add corn meal to thicken. Lower the heat and let sit to thicken. I really like it after about 1/2 an hour. This is a fairly low cal dish, and to keep it that way top with low fat sour cream and cheese- ENJOY!!


  1. I love that you posted this, because I've been wanting to make a chili, but had no idea where to begin! I make a taco soup (recipe to come soon), but it's not "chili." Woohoo! Is this the type of chili you can have Fritos with, like for a Frito pie?

  2. Perfect timing lol, crazy! You could definitely do this for Frito pie, but you might want to omit the diced tomatoes and just use a crushed tomato sauce so it'll be thicker and maybe more beans as well. It would also be awesome with some crushed red chile :) YUM so many ways to make this one!


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