Thursday, April 7, 2011

Friday: Turkey and Bean Chili

Pin It Now! I'm never one to turn down chili...and it's so fun to try different recipes for it!  At $1.75 per serving this is quite the budget dish.


*Kid Korner:  let kids add ingredients to the pot and stir.







Turkey and Bean Chili (recipe adapted from Cooking Light)

Ingredients
  • 1 cup prechopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped seeded poblano pepper (about 1)
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (19-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 lime wedges


Preparation
  • Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add first 4 ingredients; cook for 6 minutes or until turkey is done, stirring frequently to crumble. Stir in chili powder and next 8 ingredients (through broth); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Serve with lime wedges

*My notes:  I'm going to take some reviewers tips and do the following (and I'm doubling this recipe too):

~use one can each of red kidney and black beans (omitting the white beans)
~use one can of fire-roasted tomatoes and one regular (fire roasted can be found near the other canned veggies)

I did double and it made a huge amount.  Plenty left over for another whole meal.  I used half meat/ half turkey because that's what I had in order to double it.    





1 comments:

Click and Cook said...

This was really good! It reminded me of tacos..you could totally use this as taco filling. In addition to my other changes, I also threw in about 3/4 cup frozen corn. It really added to the dish. And I ended up adding ground beef in with the turkey. (I forgot to buy extra turkey to double the recipe) We always serve chili over rice (family tradition)and I topped with shredded cheddar. I doubled it and there were plenty of leftovers. This will be a big hit with the kiddos! :)

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