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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Healthier Chili Recipe

I am not that great of a cook, but I do try to make an effort especially because it can save a lot of money. I always turn to Pinterest for inspiration and easy recipes I know I can't really mess up! Making chili during the Fall season is one of my favorite things to do because it's easy, and perfect for a cold day. I found this recipe pinned from Ambitious Kitchen a few months ago and decided to give it a try. It's a healthier take on your "normal" chili recipe and it is delicious!

Here's what you will need:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey or chicken (99%)
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 (15 oz) cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can sweet corn, rinsed and drained
  • For topping: cheese, avocado, tortilla chips, cilantro, sour cream
  1. Place oil in a large pot over medium high heat. 
  2. Add in onion, garlic and red pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  3. Next add in ground turkey and break up the meat; cooking until no longer pink. 
  4. Then add in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper and salt.
  5. Next add in tomatoes, chicken broth, kidney beans and corn. 
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until chili thickens and flavors come together. Taste and adjust seasonings and salt as necessary. 
  7. Garnish with anything you'd like.
Quick Tip!
      Most grocery stores will already have onion chopped up and garlic already minced in a jar. If you're not that great or comfortable with chopping an onion/garlic I would recommend this. It also saves a lot of time.

If you try out this recipe let me know what you think in the comments below.

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