Dear GTfitters,

Just wanted to put this in the blog as an awesome recipe by our Alpha team member Heather Bozzo.  Hopefully she starts distributing this for the masses 😉 – ENJOY!

HB’s (recently) sought after lean turkey chili

i developed the recipe for a slow cooker, but it can also be made on the stove top.
since this is not baking i dont have exact measurements. the vegetables bulk it up and make it a complete meal in a bowl.
i have a taste for bold flavors, spices and a high threshold for heat.

1 package of 99% lean ground turkey
1 large onion
1 large pepper (i like to use a mixed pepper or a small red and a small green)
1 jalapeno… or 2 (mince) (choose size at your own discretion)
1 green zuccini
1 large tomato
1 bunch of cilantro
1 can black beans (if using dried beans add more liquid, 1/2 cup)
1 cup plain tomato puree or a can of tomato paste
1 cup broth or 2 broth cubes and 1 cup of water (beef preferred)
fresh garlic to taste (i cheat and use the minced garlic in the jar, 1 tablespoon)
1 cup of quinoa

1 tablespoon of each: chili powder, cumin, cayenne, pepper or more if you prefer.
cayenne can be omitted if you dont want it too spicy. remember you can always add but cant take away spices.
cumin is usually an acquired taste. if its too strong use less or use ground coriander, its a little less pungent.
about a teaspoon of ground cloves (i prefer less). salt to taste (remember there is salt in the broth).

dice all diceable ingredients. open can of beans (haha) put all ingredients in slow cooker. brown turkey (it doesnt really get brown, cook until most of pink is gone).

i cooked on high for about 5 hours. (i have an original crock pot)
quinoa can be added with about an hour left. taste and add more spices if you wish.

if using stove top, brown meat first then add rest of ingredients, cook for about an hour and 1/2 or until vegetables are at the desired tenderness. quinoa can be added about 20 minutes before removing from heat)

now eat and enojy! let me know what you think. 🙂


Posted on 12/07/2011, in Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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