I love making food.
I love eating food.
I love that my job is all about food.
I love recipes. And I really love when people ask for my recipes. So here is one of the recipes I have been asked for a lot recently -- it's a combination of several recipes into one we really like. Low fat, low-ish sodium, high protein and fiber! Yippee -- nutritious and delicious!
Georgie and Clay's Turkey Chili
Servings: probably 10-12
3 pound lean ground turkey
2 large onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 Tablespoons homemade chili seasoning (recipe follows this) or 2 (1.25-oz.) envelopes chili seasoning mix
3 cups chicken broth (low-fat, low-sodium, if you don't make your own)
3 cups frozen corn kernels
4 bell peppers of various colors (the more colorful, the better!), cleaned and diced into 1/2 inch squares
2 (28 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed
2 (15 oz. ) cans black beans, drained and rinsed well
2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
2 teaspoons sugar, optional (this is my personal addition, deemed unnecessary by Clay)
(You can also make this recipe in the crockpot, but only use half of the ingredients so it won't overflow -- after browning the meat on the stove, add all ingredients to crock pot, cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.)
Good all by itself, but extra good finished with some fresh lime juice, some lowfat sour cream and a little chopped cilantro.
Homemade Chili SeasoningUsually, making your own seasoning mixes is a great way to save money, long-term. The investment in the spices may be expensive, but buy them in bulk if you can, make a great big bunch of seasoning and freeze the spice mix to keep it fresher and help it to last longer.
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 Tablespoons paprika
4 teaspoons cumin
1 Tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
Mix all together (I like to whirr it up in the blender) and store in an airtight container. Unlike the packaged chili seasoning, there is no salt in this recipe, which is good for those on low-sodium diets, but bad for my salt-loving Clay -- adjust the salt as you desire. There is also no flour, which makes it good for gluten-free diets. This recipe is easily multiplied.