touchdown turkey chili.
At my husband’s request last weekend I made a pot of turkey chili to enjoy while watching the opening weekend of football. It’s become somewhat of a tradition in the Hartman household. I never thought we’d be THAT family to pull up lunch or dinner in front of the tv, all of us, watching while we eat. But here we are. I might pull the cord if we ever consider purchasing those tv trays that make eating in front of the tv a regular thing. That would be a little over the top.
Instead, we’ll enjoy turkey chili and watch our favorite teams play on Sunday and relish the fact that we’re entering quite possibly the best few months of the year.
Oh fall. How I love you.
What You’ll Need:
2 cups chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
two 35-ounce cans plum tomatoes, juice included
one 15-ounce can tomato puree
2 cups water
1/4 cup chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried hot red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 pound cooked ground turkey, crumbled
2 bell peppers (I go for whichever peppers have the best price), chopped
2 cans black beans, optional
toppings – sour cream, cheddar cheese, avocado
Cook 1 pound ground turkey in a pan over medium heat until thoroughly cooked through. Crumble into small pieces.
In a large pot cook the onion and garlic in the oil over medium heat, stirring until they are golden. Add the tomatoes with the juice, tomato puree, 2 cups water, chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, oregano, cinnamon, salt and pepper and combine the mixture well. Add the turkey and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 2 hours.
Stir in bell peppers and beans (if you are using) into the chili and simmer another 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bell peppers are tender.
Top with your favorite toppings.
TOTAL: $13.26 or $2.21 with beans OR $11.26 or $1.88 without beans
Wondering how on earth I arrived at these costs? Take a look at my shopping guide to show see what I pay for items, per serving, etc.
414 calories per serving
11 grams of fat
34 grams protein
250 calories per serving
10 grams of fat
25 grams protein