Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tasty Tuesday and giveaway teaser

These weeks are flying by!! How is it September already?!?! In honor of my FAVORITE season I'm going to let you all in on my top secret chili recipe. Ok. So it's not totally top secret, I snagged it out of shape magazine years ago, but have tweaked it along the way so I can technically claim it as my own. My hubby LOVES this chili, it's a really hearty...eats like meal...man chili, but it uses ground turkey and is uber healthy too which I love. This is my weekly go to during the fall and winter. It's even better leftover so I will often make a double batch. Enjoy!

Also...if you haven't noticed (look to the right) I'm inching my way to 100 followers. Eek! When I first started blogging I would look at some of your blogs in great admiration that you had so many faithful friends out there. I never thought I'd be one too!! Anyways, I'm going to do my first giveaway when I reach that magic 3 digit number...so stay tuned!

Firehouse Turkey Chili
Serves: 4
Calories per 1 cup serving: 268

1 T Olive Oil
1 large clove garlic, smashed
1/2 c chopped scallions, divided
1/2 pound ground turkey
2 T chili powder (I use 4...we like it spicy)
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1 cup carrot, diced (I've never made it with this, carrot in chili? But to each their own)
1/2 t brown sugar (sometimes I use it, sometimes I don't)
salt to taste
Red Pepper Flakes to taste (my own personal addition...again for more kick!)
1 can diced tomatoes (another addition over the years)

In large saucepan heat oil over med-high heat until hot but not smoking. Toss in garlic and all but 2 T of the scallions and cook, stirring frequently for 1 minute.

Add turkey and continue to cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 2-3 minutes. (In my experience...turkey doesn't "brown" it turns white) Stir in chili powder and cook for one more minute. Add tomatoes, kidney beans, bell pepper, carrot (if you're brave), brown sugar (if you want) and salt to taste. This is also when I will add a sprinkle or two of red pepper flakes, Bring to boil over high heat.

Reduce to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Divide among 4 bowls and garnish with the remaining scallions. Top with nonfat sour cream if desired. (sounds weird, but it's delish and cuts down on the spiciness)



KLaw said...

Oh my god that sounds good!!! Husband doesn't eat beans, but I may just have to make this for myself this weekend. YUM!

JK said...

Yumm.. Am totally gonna try this one out!

Ashley Pizarro said...

Yummm....I want some RIGHT now!!!!

Brown Girl said...

I love chili! It is a fan favorite at our house. We make turkey chili almost once a week when the weather cools down. Congrats on the followers-I was an early one, just sayin! ;)

Domestic Goddess said...

that looks yum! i was thinking of cooking chili this week too! something about the air getting cool! you're so crafty, i make mine out of the box!

bananas. said...

holy hell! that looks so good. i'm not usually a fan of chili but turkey chili?! healthy?! can i have s'more!!! lol.

Annie said...

i LOVE chili!!
can't wait to make some!
carrots in chili...strange!?
red pepper flakes, the best!
and sour cream on chili is not weird, yummy!!

p.s. yay for 100 followers!! :)

Jax said...

OMG I LOVE CHILI!!! And this looks and sounds amazing!!! I need to remember this when it gets "chili cookoff" time for the United W@y b/c I might just hae to steal it!!! :)

Jules said...

You have done it again, my friend! This recipe sounds so healthy and delicious. I'm going to have to try this one too. Chili is a favorite food of mine in the cooler months.

I'm excited to find out about your giveaway and congrats on almost 100 followers. You're almost there!

ModernMom said...

I love that it is made with Turkey!

Kara said...

I make a chili almost like this! I got the recipe from Weight Watchers. I use carrots and bell pepper in mine and it it awesome!

Jules said...

Thanks for tomorrow night's dinner!! And congrats on a successful trip to Topeka that not only included passing a test, but not being forced to buy meth while you were there too!!