Tuesday, January 5, 2010

lynn in love with turkey chili

Brrr... it's cold outside! Perfect for a large bowl of chili and cornbread.

As a Texan, I love me some chili! But, I hate how fatty and heavy it can be sometimes. So when my friend Mandy introduced me to a healthier turkey version, I've be hooked ever since!

I wish I had a picture of mine to show you what it looks like, but I gobbled it all up before I even had a chance to pull out the camera. This is really similar to what it looks like though!

My version of the healthier chili!:

Turkey, Corn, and Black Bean Chili

Ingredients: 1 medium sized onion chopped, a couple cloves of garlic chopped, 1 package of high quality lean white ground turkey, 1 package of frozen or 1 can of whole kernel corn, 1 can of black beans, 2 cups of chicken stock, 1/2 bottle of beer, 1 can of tomatoes (crushed, or diced, or stewed), 1 can of tomato paste, chili powder, cumin powder.

1. In a large pot, cooked chopped onion and garlic in oil until golden and soft.
2. Add lean ground turkey and smooshing into small pieces with your spoon. Cook until turkey is browned and cooked.
3. Add corn, beans, tomatoes, tomato paste,
4. Add chicken stock and the 1/2 bottle of beer (this is optional, some people don't like beer in their chili)
5. Add cumin powder and chili powder to taste - I use about 3 tablespoons of each.
6. Cook and simmer for about 20 minutes as it thickens and the flavors all incorporates.

While the chili is cooking, make some cornbread (I still love me some Jiffy). To add a little something something, fold in some corn that used in the chili into the batter before pouring it in the pan. It makes for some yummy chunky cornbread.

Serve with a large bowl of hot chili.
Optional to add a dollap of lowfat sour cream in the chili!

Enjoy! This recipe is great as it has a lot of give, and you can add or substitute ingredients as you have on hand. Just flavor to your taste. It's a wonderful chunky and flavorful warm meal that's healthy too!

Mmmmm.. I'm gonna have another bowl right now!


  1. I make a chili similar to this. I love turkey chili! Yum!

  2. AWww, don't show me this! It looks DELICIOUS and I'm drooling. I'll have to make some... :D

  3. Lynn, the wife, the aunt, the daughter, the sister, the doc, the blogger, the photographer, the artist, the chef, the one with many talents...

  4. My mom makes a meeeean venison chili. She's won a number of chili cookoffs with it, and my folks host a chili party every year, where my mom cooks up about 6 or 7 giant pots of chili for their 100 or so guests. :] Chili is serious business!