I don’t know about you but on cold days there’s nothing better than filling your tummy with some warm deliciousness. One of my favorite dishes is my Grandmother’s Homemade Chicken Soup. That’s for another day.
This month it got pretty cold in Downtown LA. Being a Miami native I was freezing my tushy off! I didn’t have much in the fridge or the pantry so not much to work with. Then I saw I had a can of beans and some ground turkey and thought, “Mmm…I want chili. Let’s do this!”
Lucky for me I bought one of those rotating spice racks when I first moved here and was going to put that bad boy to good use. I didn’t have a good recipe onhand so I took to the internet like most of us do for some recipe hunting!
I came across one that was just too complicated but I grabbed it anyway and simplified it. Who has time to wait 3 hours for a crockpot recipe?? Certainly not I! Mima is hungry right now and a hungry man to feed.
I hopped in my tiny studio kitchen, ten steps from my “office”, and started throwing down! Here’s my Healthy Turkey Chili simplified!
- 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cups water
- 1 (28 ounce) can canned crushed tomatoes
- 1 (16 ounce) can canned kidney beans – drained, rinsed, and mashed
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
- Place turkey in the pot, and cook until evenly brown.
- Stir in onion, and cook until tender.
- Pour water into the pot.
- Mix in tomatoes, kidney beans, and garlic.
- Season chili powder, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.
- Serve in your favorite bowl.