Wednesday, July 1, 2009


This is my favorite way to eat chili...a bed of greens, a thin layer of Frito corn chips, a cup of slow simmered chili (nice and thick), a little cheddar, sliced grape tomatoes (they are the sweetest), cubed avocado, green onions and a little low fat sour cream...oh yum!

1 & 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 small sweet onion diced & 1 garlic clove minced
1 teaspoon salt
(2) 15 ounce cans of black beans (drained and rinsed)
12 ounce can of tomato paste
4 cups water
4 ounce can of Ortega mild green chilies
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon white sugar

In a pan, large enough to cook the chili, saute onions until transparent; add the turkey and cook (chop it up with your spatula) until you see little brown bits on the meat. Drain the meat well and return to the pan; add everything else, stir well and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for two hours (it will get nice and thick).

NOTE: We do not like spicy food, so this chili is very mild. If you like heat, just add some diced jalapeno peppers to the meat.

NOTE: After you bring the chili to the initial boil, you can transfer it to a crock-pot and let it cook all afternoon (just leave the lid open a tiny bit so the chili will thicken up).


♥Rosie♥ said...

Coleen you have me drooling here and its only breakfast time here in England!! Gosh that chilli looks absolutely gorgeous!! Bookmarked - thanks ;0)

Cristine said...

Looks fantastic!

Denise said...

Gosh, its only 6:12 am in New York and I would like some chili please. Looks great.

Barbara Bakes said...

Looks like a perfect way to eat chili!

Debbie said...

Looks wonderful Coleen and I looks like a great way to have chili!

Lara said...

Looks like a perfect summer meal to me! Yum!

Monica H said...

When I saw the title I was expecting a bowl full of something read and heavy. But this is completely opposite and light and it looks so darn good!

teresa said...

I'm totally on board, I'll take my chili like that any day!

Bunny said...

You're making me insanely hungry! It looks fantastic!

Katy ~ said...

Coleen, have mercy! It's 5:21 a.m. and I want this now!

Carrie said...

It's hard to find a chili recipe that doesn't require 20+ ingredients! This is actually a chili I could make, I love that it uses turkey!

Nancy said...

Did you used to have a recipe on your site for,"kid friendly chili"? I wanted to make it and I can't find it anywhere!

Coleens Recipes said...

TO Nancy: No, I have a recipe called Kid Friendly Sloppy Joes though.