Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Turkey Chili

Here's a great turkey chili recipe for you guys! We make this at least once a week at my house.

Ingredients:
1 Package lean ground turkey
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 can diced tomatoes with peppers (or without peppers if you like it less spicy)

Add seasonings to taste:
Chili pepper ground
Cayenne pepper
Black pepper
Cinnamon
Cumin
Dried cilantro
Onion salt
Garlic Salt
Mustard
Worcestershire sauce
If you don't have all of those, that's okay! Use what seasonings you have handy. We typically mix up the ratios each time (a dash of this, a little of that) to get a bit of a unique taste since we have it so often.

Directions:
1. Brown the ground turkey in a pan
2. While turkey is browning, add all other ingredients to the crockpot
3. Add cooked turkey to the crockpot and let the chili simmer for about 30 minutes

The cost for this meal is approximately 10 dollars and is definitely kid friendly too!

How could I make this leaner and cleaner?
If you're trying to really lean out I'd use less beans (starch) and add more turkey (protein). I didn't because with my race coming up, I'm not looking to cut carbs right now. You could also used fresh diced tomatoes instead of canned, but for me it was just more convenient.  

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