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)

  • 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

  • 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.    


Click and Cook said...

This was really good! It reminded me of 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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