Low Fat Turkey Chili

 Low Fat Turkey Chili

Low Fat Turkey Chili

In the evenings, my favorite thing to do (besides watch terrible reality television and eat fudgesicles) is to surf my favorite blogs.  While perusing the web, I saw that The Pioneer Woman did a post last week on making healthy freezer dinners.  Before my first child, when I actually had an ounce of energy left at the end of the day, I used to make healthy freezer meals for my husband to take to work with him.  He never gets to come home for dinner and I feel really bad that he has to eat take out every single night.  I still don't have a lot of energy in the evenings, but I figure I could skip one night of the Bachelor to get my fudgesicle eating butt into the kitchen and make up a freezer meal.  Cooking this turkey chili is about as easy as it gets.  Just throw everything into the pot and let it simmer for about an hour.  Easy enough.  Portion it out into pint size freezer ziplock bags and freeze flat.  That way you can fit more into the freezer and you or your significant other can easily slip it into a briefcase to take to work.   

 

Yield:  Makes 6 small portions

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 chopped medium yellow onion
  • 1 can red beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can diced tomato
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin 
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chili pepper
  • salt/ pepper

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over high heat.  Add the chopped onions and bell peppers and sauté until the onions are translucent.  Add the ground turkey and stir until the turkey is mostly cooked through.  Add the beans, tomatoes, vegetable broth, garlic and herbs.  Let simmer for an hour or more.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

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