Thursday, October 11, 2012
Easy 200 Calorie Turkey Chili Recipe...Yummmm!
Now I know summer is officially over. I made my favorite, best ever turkey chili today! I love to have a warm bowl of this chili for lunch when I'm working at home, knowing it's only 200 calories and everything in it is pretty good, no sugar, no fluffy white foods that just are not good for me! I must say that I like this chili well enough to have it again for dinner, if we have no other plans. I usually make a batch of this one week, and the next week my favorite and best ever wild rice chicken soup in the cooler weather. Now I must make that for next week's recipe. But, getting back to this chili recipe, it's really easy to make, I did it during the day today complete with photography and writing the blog post while getting a few other deadlines handled. Really easy. And really yummy!
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 (28 ounce) can canned crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 (16 ounce) can chili beans
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place turkey, onion and green pepper in the pot, and cook until turkey is evenly brown and veggies are tender. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, chili beans, garlic powder, salt and pepper and other spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes.
Makes 8 servings, 198 calories per serving.
When I'm busy in my home office, it's very easy for me to get hungry and run out to bring something quick home for lunch. I was able to make this chili in the time it would take me to run out and get back again, and then have it for the rest of the week. Saves time, saves money!
Have a spicy day!