Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Turkey Chili

I can't believe it, but it snowed today.  It's beautiful and sunny one minute (see picture) and then the next minute, it's snowing!! This is my first year living in a snowy state in 10 years, so I am still in a little shock.  I hate to look at the down side of things though, so I choose to celebrate the snow by cooking something warm and delicious!!  For my California friends who are enjoying the 70-80 degree weather right now, you might not be in the mood for this, but for those of us having to endure the snow still, let's celebrate with some healthy chili and enjoy the beautiful snowy mountain views! :) 

Turkey Chili

1-2  lb. ground turkey (7% low fat) 
1 onion, chopped
2 TBS. olive oil
1 TBS. chicken base
8 oz. pureed green chili's
2 lg. cans whole tomatoes, pureed (or petite diced if you like it chunkier)
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 TBS. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 can  black beans, drained & rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 can pinto beans, drained & rinsed
1/2 lime, squeezed
12 shots Frank's Red Hot sauce, to taste

Chop onion & saut√© with olive oil for about 3 minutes. Add the ground turkey and continue to cook until no longer pink.  In food processor, puree tomatoes, chicken base & green chili's.  Add to onion mixture.   In large stock pot mix all the ingredients together & let simmer on med-low for about 30 minutes to one hour.  Serves 10-12.  I also like to chop jalapenos for an extra kick to add on top if you enjoy the heat.  You can also serve with sour cream & cheese on top if you prefer. 
Bon Appetit 
P.S. The leftovers freeze well.

1 comment:

  1. Seriously....I loves me some snow in December and even February, but not late April! That chili looks awesome, though. Thanks for sharing!