Thursday, September 8, 2016

21 day fix Turkey Chili

We had chili last night for dinner. I know I know a lot of places around the country are still blazing hot, but we're in Minnesota here. Although it's humid there is a little fall in the air which gave me a hankering for chili. I couldn't believe how well the kids ate it. It was doused in greek yogurt and covered in cheese for them, but they all asked for seconds and this is unlikely from my kids with any meal that is combined in one dish. I experimented with the spices because I didn't want to settle on just adding a tsp of chili powder! Seriously, 1 teaspoon, meh. It turned out great, not too spicy but spicy enough for dad. The greek yogurt helps tone it down so add more if you need, it's a red and since I only used 1 tablespoon I didn't count anything additional for it.   

Turkey Chili – Kid Approved
Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 6, 1½ cups each
Fix Count:
1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Green, 1 Blue (topping)

1 tsp olive oil
1 large onion
3 bell peppers (yellow, red, orange)
1 lb raw lean ground turkey
2 cups fresh tomatoes, diced (or 1 can diced tomatoes)
1 can kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 can white beans, rinsed, drained
1 Tbsp chili powder
¼ tsp ground Chipolte Chili
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp coriander
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp sea salt
8oz can tomato sauce, no sugar added
Greek yogurt, optional topping
Shredded cheddar cheese, optional topping

  1. Heat oil in large stock pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and bell peppers; cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until onion is soft. Add in turkey and cook until turkey is browned. About 8-10 minutes. Add in spiced during this time.
  3. Add in tomatoes, sauce, and beans. Lower heat and let simmer for at least 15 minutes. Longer if you need to. The longer you cook it the better the flavors combine.   
  4. Serve in 1 ½ cup portions and top with 1 Tbsp of greek yogurt and 1 blue container of shredded cheese. 

Tip: The yogurt helps to knock the heat back a bit and was a huge hit with my kids. If you like it spicier omit the yogurt. We usually have enough for lunch the next day. 

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