Monday, September 20, 2010

Chili to fight the chilly

It's fall here. What does that mean?

Beautiful trees, vibrant colors, crisp mornings, and clean, clear air.

It also means cold days, cloudy afternoons, and frost on my car in the am.

I decided to fight the cold with a heaping bowl of chili today. This recipe is one of Jon's favorites because it's very mild spice wise. I like it because it's fresh and doesn't have that heavy feeling of traditional chili.

We typically serve our chili with tortilla chips, pepper jack cheese, and a little dollop of sour cream. Jon usually asks for this on "Man Day" aka Sundays during Vikings season.

Here's to you and your culinary adventures, friend.Cheers!

White Bean Chili
Serves 4-6
253 calories for 4 servings
202 calories for 5 servings
170 calories for 6 servings

1 can navy or pinto beans drained and rinsed
16 oz ground turkey, browned
1-2tsp minced garlic
1 small onion, chopped
1 med. tomato, chopped
2 oz canned green chilies
2 tsp cumin
3-4 tsp chili powder
½ tsp Italian seasoning
2 cups chicken stock
Franks hot sauce to taste

Combine all ingredients in a medium size pot. Simmer on medium-low for 45 minutes.

Crock Pot: Put all ingredients into a crock pot. Simmer on high 4 hours.