Fire Roasted Chili
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 5 mins
- 1 pound lean ground turkey (93/7)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
- 6 ounce can tomato paste
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) Muir's Glen's Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
- 1 can reduced sodium pinto beans
- 1 can reduced sodium dark red kidney beans
- Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon oregano flakes
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- Place turkey, onion, red bell pepper and three to four shakes of worcestershire sauce in a pan and sauté until meat is no longer pink inside.
- Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste and beans (juice included) and stir until well combined.
- Add spices, mixing well.
- Bring to a boil.
- Cover and reduce heat to low.
- Cook for 1 to 2 hours (the longer you cook it, the more flavor it will have).
Serving size: 1 cup
Fat: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
Protein: 16 grams
Take care to watch the sauce level on your chili if you cook it longer than one hour. If the sauce is getting low, add 1/2 cup water as needed.
Nutritional data is approximate.
I'm a wimp. I admit it, acknowledge it and accept it. I don't like cold weather (almost as much as I hate hot weather). Yesterday I was digging out my shorts, this morning I was digging out my sweater. Good ol' Texas weather. The one thing I do love about colder weather, though, is that I can indulge in chili. Maybe it's because I'm a Texan but I love chili, so when the cold front hit Austin this morning I knew immediately that I would be making chili for dinner. But I wanted something new. Something different. Usually when that desire hits me, I take to the pantry. Today I found a can of Fired Roasted Diced Tomatoes from Muir Glen and I instantly knew what I wanted to make - Fire Roasted Chili. I used my basic "stock" chili recipe and added a red bell pepper and swapped out the black beans for pinto beans. I also added some new spices to the mix. That was the downfall with the kids. I forget sometimes that anything that is the least bit spicy gets pushed aside at the dinner table. With that in mind, I shouldn't have added any cayenne pepper (even if it was only 1 teaspoon). Both of the kids made it about half way through oohing and awing over the taste and then Bam! Next thing I hear is "this is too spicy. I'm done." Oh well... at least I got half of the bowl eaten. So the lesson here? Always remember your kids don't like spicy foods or you will waste a whole lot of food. :-)