Sunday, February 8, 2009

Recipe Roundup - Turkey Chili

This easy peasy recipe comes from my friend Heather. I met her way back in junior high! We lost touch after high school and recently found each other on Facebook. She's the one responsible for my MyFarm addiction, update on that: I recently became a virtual millionaire on that game! It was ridiculous how thrilled I was by that! She recently started following her dream of becoming a chef and has just started culinary school. Isn't that great! I love FB and have reconnected with a ton of people from high school and some of my kindergarten students' mommies from CA too. It's a great way to keep in touch.
Turkey Chili

Serves: 8 Serving size: 4oz.

Olive Oil 1tbsp
Onions, small dice 1 cup
Minced garlic 1 tbsp
Yellow bell pepper, med dice ¼ cup
Ground Turkey 1Lb
Crushed tomatoes (DO NOT DRAIN) 28 oz can
Kidney beans (drained and rinsed) 16 oz can
Chili powder 1 tbsp
Sugar 1tbsp
Chicken stock 2 cups
Garlic powder ½ tsp
Hot sauce 1 tsp
Sea Salt 1 ½ tsp (if you use regular salt start with half or just season to taste; sea salt isn’t as strong as regular salt)
Dried basil 1 tsp
Dried oregano ½ tsp

1. In a large skillet, saute onions, garlic and bell peppers in olive oil over medium heat until onions are translucent. Add ground turkey and cook until browned.
2. Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Additional Notes: We served this for lunch along with corn bread muffins. We also made pasta to serve it over and had sour cream, shredded cheese, and onions for toppings. I needed some extra dashes of hot sauce to kick up the spiciness too.

We served this for lunch today when my mom and dad came over for a visit. It was very easy to prepare and the extra lean all white meat ground turkey made it a healthy meal. It has great flavor, but it tasted very different in my opinion from traditional chili. I think of it as more of a light fresh tasting turkey soup.

Thanks so much to Heather for sharing this! And don't forget to head over to Katie's Souper Saturday for more recipes and to add your own!

Update: Feb 10: Also added this recipe to Forever Wherever's Tasty head on over for a ton of great ideas! Take a look at the Cranberry Chicken Pizza, that looks original and yummy, a great dish for Valentine's day.
One bit of exciting news, my Valentine countdown is on Today's Creative Blog on February 8th post: Addicted to Love... I have been a huge fan of that blog for ages and seeing all the creativity on it was one of the main reasons I wanted my own blog. It's so thrilling to be on there!

6 Friends Said:

Courtney said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing! :)

Controlling My Chaos said...

I saw your Valentine countdown and it's way cute! said...

Chili is one of my favorite things to cook and freeze. It's so nice to be able to pull out a bag on a cold and rainy day!

DomesticDivasFancy said...

You are very welcome. I am glad that you found me too! I can help with a decor problem anytime. Just ask away!?!

Vickie said...

Good job on another feature.

That chili looks good. To bad I am the only one who eats chili.

Anonymous said...

My family loves chili! Using turkey is a great idea and I'll try that. Thanks for joing Tasty Tuesday today and congrats on being featured!

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