Updated: Sep 11
This week's recipe answers the "what's for dinner?" question on nights you're especially crunched for time but still want to serve up a nutritious and delicious meal: Ground Turkey Chili!
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, this is a meal you can feel good about. And the best part? It only takes about 30 minutes to whip up!
For my vegetarian friends, sub ground turkey with your favorite ground meat substitute, this is how I've enjoyed it for years and it's tasty!! Add some corn for an energy and flavor boost.
Budget friendly, nutrient dense, both meat lover and vegetarian friendly, and easy to whip up in about 30 minutes....what's not to love?
1 lb. lean ground turkey (or meat substitute)
1, 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes (no salt added)
1, 15 oz. can dark kidney beans
1, 15 oz. can pinto beans
1/4 C diced sweet yellow onion
1 1/4 C water
2 Tbsp. homemade chili powder (or packet of your favorite low sodium chili seasoning)
Homemade chili seasoning
(Tip - mix up a batch of seasoning to store in an airtight container so you'll have it easily on hand!)
1 Tbsp. of chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 & 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. black pepper
Add ground turkey (or meat substitute) and diced onion to sauté over medium high heat until browned.
In a large pot add diced tomatoes, beans and chili seasonings and set aside.
Add browned turkey (or ground meat substitute) and onion to the pot and bring to a boil before reducing to low heat to simmer for 20 - 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve. This chili also freezes well, making it perfect for a prepare ahead meal!
Eat and Enjoy!