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.
That 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.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|215||5g||9g||old: 4||new: 5|