Friday, April 20, 2007

Bye Bye Cold Weather

This season has been unusually cold. We had snow over Easter weekend! I heard it's the coldest April since 1975. Finally, the weather forecast is calling for glorious spring days ahead. I made some Turkey Chili last night as a farewell to what seemed the last cold and gray day of the season. This chili was healthier than most recipes. I used lean ground turkey and low-fat cheese and sour cream.

Turkey Chili (light)

1/4 yellow onion, chopped
4 ounces turkey breast, ground
2 teaspoons olive oil, extra virgin
1/2 cup canned tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup kidney beans (canned without salt)
1/4 cup corn, yellow, frozen
4 slices jalapenos, sliced
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon seasoning, cajun
1/2 ounce low-fat cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons sour cream, fat-free

In a medium saucepan, saute onion in olive oil until light brown. Add ground turkey and cook until tender and the liquid has evaporated.

Add tomatoes (undrained), kidney beans, corn, jalapenos (chopped), chili powder, and Cajun spice; stir to combine. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding water if necessary to maintain stew consistency.
Garnish with shredded cheese and sour cream.


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