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).