Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Simple Two-Tablespoon, Two-Bean, Turkey Chili With Pumpkin!

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You may think I’m crazy, but this morning I came home from the gym and made a big batch of chili. With the chilly, rainy weather it just sounded so perfect and I knew I’d have no time later in the day to cook.

I wasn’t planning on posting about it because I have three other meals I’ve made this past week waiting to be written up, but it came out amazing and it’s always easier for me to post what I just cooked. Well, easier isn’t the correct word — it’s just more fun!

Anyway, I don’t have many fresh ingredients on hand. We’ve been doing a good job of eating the produce I buy throughout the week and considering it’s Thursday, our stocks our down.

So I pulled out my last onion and rummaged through the pantry, pulling out any cans and spices I could find.

The result was a hearty, flavorful yet mild chili with a really simple spice formula. (Two tablespoons of each!) I decided not to spice it up too much because The 10-Year-Old has been into chili lately and I don’t want to scare him off and undo the years it took me to get him to join me in my love of chili.

Simple Two-Tablespoon, Two-Bean, Turkey ChiliThat said, here’s what I did…

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 15oz can pureed pumpkin
  • 1 10oz can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 15oz can low-sodium kidney beans (undrained)
  • 1 15oz can low-sodium black beans (undrained)
  • 1 6oz can of tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g of chopped baby spinach (I had a bag in the freezer like this but fresh would be fine)

Brown the ground turkey and onion together in a large pot.

Once there’s no more pink, add all the canned items and spices. Stir to combine everything over medium heat. Add the spinach and lower heat to a simmer.

Cook for about an hour. I actually ate a bowl right away but it gets better the longer the flavors get to merge.

That’s it! Lots of ingredients but easy to pull together and very filling.

I topped my bowls with dried chives and red pepper flakes to add a little heat.

Simple Two-Tablespoon, Two-Bean, Turkey Chili with Pumpkin!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
9 1 cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
215 5g 9g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
7g 1g 27g 17g

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