Hi Friends! How are you? Are you craving comfort food yet? I sure am! Today I want to share with you this quick and easy recipe for turkey chili that I think you will love!
My hubby is always asking me to make chili. I found a healthier version (on the back of a can of beans! : ) using ground turkey. This was my first time using turkey instead of ground beef and I didn't quite know what to expect. I am happy to report it came out perfectly delicious! You cannot even tell the difference. And the best part...there was literally no fat after browning the meat. I am always happy to serve my family something good for them! ♥
Here's how I made it:
1 lb. lean ground turkey
2 cans Bush's "Chili" beans
(if you can't find Chili beans you can use Pinto Beans - undrained)
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 package Mild Chili Seasoning
(I used McCormick Mild Seasoning 1.25 oz.)
1 cup tomato sauce
2 tbsp. olive oil
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Sauté the onion, pepper, and garlic for a few minutes. Add the turkey. Cook 5 - 7 minutes, until browned. Add the beans, seasoning, and tomato sauce. Stir so all is combined. Cover and simmer on low for 10 minutes.
Enjoy topped with shredded cheese or sour cream! ♥
This was my first time using these "Chili Beans". They are pinto beans in a mild sauce. I don't think they gave the chili any extra flavor, they just thickened it up a bit. If you are using plain Pinto beans you can just add a little extra tomato sauce.
The seasoning mix I used was McCormick. If that is not available in your area, I'm sure you could probably find something comparable. The ingredients are chili pepper, paprika, cumin, onion, salt, sugar, & garlic. I don't like my chili too spicy so this was perfect. For those who like it spicy I always have hot sauce on the table in case someone needs a shot or two! ♥
Not me though : )
The package comes to about 1/4 of a cup of seasoning total.
This chili was so delicious and came together very quickly. It's a perfect weeknight meal! It's hearty and healthy!
We had a little leftover tonight and I had it over mashed potatoes! I know, I should have taken a picture!
I've already made this recipe twice in two weeks and my hubby is requesting more. I can picture him having a hot bowl of this after raking leaves or (dare I say...) shoveling snow! It hits the spot on a cold day or even a warm and cozy evening on the couch ♥
Which is where I'm off to now.... : )
I hope you are all having a lovely week! Happy Wednesday to all! xo