Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Lean Turkey Chili
Gabe is trying to shed some poundage so I have been cooking light. This recipe is super easy and tailored to Gabes picky chili standards. It takes a whopping 15 minutes to make and has basically NO fat and is very filling.
1 pound of very lean ground turkey
3 cloves of garlic
1 small can chicken broth (can use vegetable or beef also)
1 large can of diced tomatos
1 can kidney beans
1/2 cup water
4 T chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1T hot sauce ( I used buffalo sauce)
Brown and crumble Turkey. Season with Salt and pepper. Set aside.
In a soup pot toss in 1/2 cup water, onion, garlic, tomatoes, hot sauce, and spices. Cook on high for 15 minutes or so, until very thick and onions and garlic are very soft. Dump in Chicken stock. Using a hand blender, puree until smooth. Salt to taste. Dump in cooked turkey and kidney beans.
Heat on warm in crockpot until ready to serve.
*Can top with shredded cheese, sour cream, and crumbled tortilla chips.
** You can easily make this vegetarian by eliminating the turkey and adding in carrots, celery, and even spinach before pureeing. Then put in a combination of black, kidney, and pinto beans and a can of corn before serving.