So far, so good. Hubs and I have been trying to stick to healthier eating. I have to say that it’s really not so bad. I can’t say that I’ll stick with it forever, but with our wedding five weeks away, I’m concerned about my already fitted dress looking a bit too fitted. That would NOT be good. Could you even imagine the horror of having it not fit right before the wedding? Comical, but bad.
So now that I’ve made myself sufficiently worried about it, I’ll continue to skip the desserts and fried food for the time being.
This recipe is one version of the South Beach turkey chili that I tried for the first time. There are several versions out there. No complaints on this one though. The red peppers really add a nice flavor. Enjoy!
Did you have any wedding mishaps? How did you handle it?
Start out by putting the olive oil in a heavy pot and then cooking your onions and peppers until softened. This takes just 2 to 3 minutes.
In the meantime, chop your garlic.
And toss it in. Cook until fragrant, just a couple of minutes.
Add in the spices…..
And if you like a little kick, add in some red pepper flakes. I love the flavor.
Cook for a couple of minutes. The smell of the heated spices is amazing. I also cooked the turkey until no longer pink, but didn’t take a picture of that step for you. Poo!
Now the tomatoes, tomato paste and the beans go into the pot.
Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer away…for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Hubs likes his with just green onion on top. Good for him. It’s healthier this way.
I’m not there yet. I put on all the fixins. Bad Teresa! But happy Teresa. 🙂
Here’s your printable.
- 2 large onions
- 2 red peppers
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 24 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 6 oz. tomato paste
- 1 14 oz. can kidney beans
- 1 14 oz. can cannelini beans
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil over medium heat in a large pot and cook onions and peppers for 2 to 3 minutes until softened.
- Add in minced garlic and cook another 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add in the ground turkey and cook until crumbly and no longer pink.
- Add in the spices and cook another 1 to 2 minutes.
- Turn up the heat to high and add in the remainder of the ingredients.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.