Monday, December 12, 2011

Turkey & Black Bean Chili

  These colder days call out for cozy recipes. Chillis, soups, & stews are all regulars on our meal plans for the next several months. Imagine coming home from a day out Christmas shopping & preparing a warm, comforting meal for your family. This is just such a meal.

  Today I have a chili recipe that uses ground turkey or perhaps you could even use shredded leftover Christmas turkey! It's something a bit different from the common beef chili. And this is chock full of veggies too! Very healthy but amazingly good!

Turkey & Black Bean Chili
makes 6 servings

1 pound skinless ground turkey
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup diced carrots
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups salsa
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed 
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. dried oregano

Dried pasta of your choice

Optional toppings:
Sour cream
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Chopped green onion

1) Spray a large skillet with non-stick spray. Add ground turkey & cook over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Break up any large chunks. 

2) Add onions, garlic, green pepper, & carrots. Cook & stir for 4-5 minutes, until veggies have softened.

3) Stir in tomato sauce, salsa, beans, chili powder, cumin, & oregano. Bring mixture to a boil, then lower heat & simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4) Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well. 

5) Serve chili over pasta & serve with optional toppings.


The perfect meal for a cold, winter night. 
I hope you're keeping warm & enjoying your Christmas season.

Enjoy your day!
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1 comment:

  1. Your picture is beautiful.  I just stumbled upon my slow cooker and hosted two weeks of slow cooking on my blog!  My favorite meal slow cooked was the Healthy Turkey Chili.  How hearty and flavorful it is!  Glad I stopped by from Skip to my Lou.  Check out my blog for some cool wintery meals too.


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