Saturday, December 12, 2009

Turkey and Vegetable Chili
I made this for my fam for our Biggest Loser Finale party. It is so good! I added some chili powder, and we ate it over a baked potato. Two thumbs up.
(It served more than four, more like six or seven.)

Serves 4


For the chili: 1-½ tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, medium diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 small red chili, seeded and small diced ½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 large carrot, peeled and small diced 1 large celery stalk, medium diced 1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded and medium dice 12 ounces 1% lean ground turkey 4 medium size ripe tomatoes, medium diced 8 oz cooked white or black beans 4 cups baby spinach Freshly ground black pepper ¼ cup plain fat free Greek style yogurt Micro cilantro to garnish, (can substitute with chopped chives or chopped cilantro)


  • Place a large saute pan over medium high heat, then drizzle with the oil.
  • Add the onion, garlic, and red chili and sauté for 2 minutes, or until tender.
  • Sprinkle the cumin over the onion mix and stir well, then add the carrot, celery, and bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the vegetables begin to get tender.
  • In a separate saute pan, brown the turkey in the remaining oil over medium high heat, then transfer to the vegetable mix.
  • Add the tomatoes and the beans and cook for a further 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the tomatoes have broken down and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Stir in the spinach and remove from the heat.
  • Season the chili to taste with freshly ground black pepper
  • Spoon the chili into serving dishes
  • Spoon a tablespoon of the yogurt onto each garnish with the micro cilantro and serve.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 280 Total Fat 7g Sat Fat 1.5g Cholesterol 35mg Sodium 120mg Total Carb 28g Dietary Fiber 9g Sugar 7g Protein 29g


Anna said...

that sounds good. sometimes i have a hard time with ground beef so this is right up my alley.

the mama monster said...

that sounds and looks great. will you make it for me please? thank you.