Sunday, September 8, 2013

Turkey Chili

Football season is upon us!  One of my favorite times of the year.  One food that I always think of when I'm watching football is chili.  I have taken this family favorite & made it healthier with lean ground turkey & loading it up with tons of veggie goodness.  It is full of flavor & aims to please all the hungry football fans in your house!

Turkey Chili
1. Brown 1 lb. extra lean ground turkey seasoned with 1 tsp. sea salt, 1 Tbls. garlic powder OR 1 crushed clove of fresh garlic, & fresh ground black pepper to taste.
2. Add 1 chopped bell pepper (any color you like) & 1 diced onion.  Allow to soften slightly.
3. Add one can diced tomatoes (no salt added) & one can tomato sauce (no salt added).  Stir in 1 cup frozen (or fresh if in season) corn kernels, 1 can black beans (drained & rinsed).  If you want to amp up the spice, add a diced banana or jalepeno pepper.
4. Add 2 Tbls. no salt added chili powder, 1 Tbls. cumin, black pepper to taste, 2 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. sea salt.  If you want some more spice add some red pepper flakes & / or some paprika.
5. Simmer on low heat for at least 1 hour to let the flavors develop.  Top with a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt in place of the traditional sour cream & a sprinkle of freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese.  

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