Monday, November 14, 2011

Black Bean Turkey Chili, YUM!

On tonights edition of Jason and Staci cook dinner, only Staci cooked ;) and i decided to make Black Bean Turkey Chili for din!! It is made with 99% lean turkey meat which makes it much healthier and it is just as delicious as if it were cow meat yo....

So first gather all your ingredients like so....

Here is a list just incase you cant see all the goodness in the pic....


1 package Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

1 cup onion, coarsely chopped (i used a red onion for more flavor)

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch cubes (i didnt have this so i did without it, didnt miss it either)

2 cloves garlic, minced (used a tablespoon of ALREADY minced garlic because really who has that kinda time)

2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced, if desired ( i used a cup and a half of sliced pickled jalapenos)

1 tablespoon chili powder (this is a lil much considering you have jalapenos AND crushed red pepper so use discretion...i have a family FULL of people who love spicy so it worked for us but it was SPICY)

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, if desired

2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans of low sodium whole tomatoes, coursely chopped

1 (8 ounce) tomato sauce

1 (14 1/2 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (did without this didnt miss it)

1/4 cup low fat cheddar cheese, shredded

So make sure if you just scrolled through the ingredients that you read through them cause i made a few adjustments that might help you in the way of ingredients....

So i didnt have ground coriander so i had to actually grind it up myself...i have this handy little food processor that attaches to my mixer (amazing i know) and so i threw a bunch of coriander seeds in there and whala....ground coriander...i had to let it grind for about 4 mins before it actually became powder like...

My hubs says I'm a messy cook, and ill admit, i am....he tried to help me by telling me to measure out all my ingredients before hand but that just made it MUCH worse for me.....but heres a pic to show i at least tried :) So now that you have all your ingredients measured out and ready to go combine your extra lean ground turkey breast, onion, red bell pepper, garlic, jalapeño peppers, chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, marjoram, and red pepper flakes in a large stock pot and cook until the meat is cooked through... Then add to the mix your tomatoes and your tomato paste....make sure you don't drain your tomatoes leave the juice in the mix, let it begin to boil and then turn down the heat and let simmer for 10 mins.... Then drain and wash off your black beans like so... Add black beans to the pot and stir in, cook for 10 more mins......... After ten mins your chili should be all ready to go add your cheese and extra chopped red onion and you have your self a MEAL!! I was gonna add some avocado to the top as a garnish but our three avocado were all nasty :( if you like cilantro you can add that as well, if you wanna make it fattening you can add some awesome corn chips too!! ENJOY!!