Chez Levesque

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The BEST Turkey & Veggie Chili

I made this chili and it was awesome. I didn't put anything hot in it other than chili powder because of the kids. I added extra veggies and it seemed like a pretty healthy meal.

Top with cheddar cheese, sour cream or scallions. Serve with cornbread or warm tortillas.

1 spray(s) cooking spray
1 tsp canola oil
1 large onion(s), chopped
2 medium garlic clove(s), minced
3 medium carrot(s), thinly sliced into rounds
3 zucchinis sliced
1 pound(s) lean ground turkey
1-2 tbsp chili powder (depending on your taste)
1 tbsp paprika
(1 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes-optional)
1 tsp ground cumin
2 medium tomato(es), chopped
1 can italian style tomatoes
1 cup(s) canned chicken broth
1 can canneloni beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium green or red pepper(s), chopped
1/2 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
1/4 cup(s) scallion(s), chopped

Coat a large pot with cooking spray; place over medium heat. Add oil and onion; sauté onion until soft. Add garlic and carrots; cook until garlic is softened, about 1 minute. Add turkey; brown meat, breaking it up as it cooks, about 5 minutes. Stir to break up lumps.

Add chili powder, paprika, cumin, fresh and canned tomatoes, broth, beans and green pepper; bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until meat and vegetables are tender, about 30 to 45 minutes.

This is about 175 calories per 1 cup serving.

1 comment:

j & j dish it out said...

I want to try 2 new recipes this week..healthy ones...got any ideas for me?