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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Healthy Turkey Chili

Recipe Title: Healthy and Quick Turkey Chili  

1/4 cup olive oil
2 onion- diced small
2 cup celery - diced
1 cup bell peppers - red & yellow were used for this recipe
6 garlic cloves - peeled and diced
.5 kg. lean ground turkey

1 tsp. red chilli flakes
1 tbsp. smoked paprika
1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 cup + chilli powder 
1  can tomato sauce (398ml can)
1 large can diced tomatoes 
2 cups canned roma tomatoes (in the jar)
1 can 398ml brown beans of choice (14oz.) 
1 can 540ml black beans - rinsed well first (19 oz.)
1 can 540ml chick peas - rinsed well first (19 oz.)
1 can 540ml kidney beans - rinsed well first (19 oz.)
1 cup clamato juice or water
salt & pepper

In a large sauce pot sauté onions, celery, garlic and bell peppers.
When onions are slightly transparent add spices, herbs and salt and pepper.
Add ground turkey.  Sauté while breaking apart the  turkey until the turkey is semi cooked.
Add the rest of the ingredients on the list. 
Bring up to the boil, stirring and then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 - 45 minutes to allow time for the spices and herbs to infuse the beans.
Serve with fresh bread.

Chef Miriam Borys, B.Ed., MA.
'Cooking Uncovered'

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