Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Turkey and Bean Chili

while i hate following directions (with a passion), i have to admit that i followed this one pretty closely, minus the spices. they are the only thing i changed (added way more), besides adding more beans.

Turkey and Bean Chili

**photo via


1 cup prechopped red onion ** i used yellow, it was what i had in the fridge
1/3 cup chopped seeded poblano pepper (about 1) -- ** i used ancho chili powder instead, my safeway is ghetto
1 chopped seeded green pepper ** i added this
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic ** at least 2. at least.
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
1 tablespoon chili powder **2-3
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon ground cumin **2-3
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (19-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 can chili 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 (i prob used more)
6 lime wedges

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add first 5 ingredients; cook for 6 minutes or until turkey is done, stirring frequently to crumble. Stir in chili powder and next ingredients (through broth); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

so now that i read all my changes...i guess i just followed a general guideline. but whatevs. :) The final product looks exactly like the photo above, just add sour cream :)

repeat dish for SURE!

1 comment:

  1. YUMMMM!!! Love chili! I may have to try this recipe soon- it's perfect for cold weather!