Chili

It’s snowing and it’s late March and I don’t like it!!!  This year we have had one of the harshest winters on record!  We actually had a blizzard!  WHAT!?!  So what is a girl to do when it’s snowing at a time when she is normally breaking out the flip flops….make chili….I guess, I don’t know… it’s never happened to me before.

Everyone seems to have a favorite chili recipe and mine seems to change often depending on what goodies are living in my fridge. Personally I feel that chili should have lots of veggies in it!  When a giant pot of chili is cooking on the stove, it’s a perfect opportunity to bring on some veg and lean protein and serve up a bowl of wholesome comfort food!

Turkey Veggie Chili

  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (or whatever color you have), diced
  • 2 Carrots, unpeeled and diced
  • 2 Celery Stalks, diced
  • 2 tbsp. Canola or Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Lean Ground Turkey (skip this if you’re anti meat – just up the bean amount)
  • 2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes (or 4 fresh chopped tomatoes)
  • 1 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 8oz. can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can Black Beans
  • 1 cup Frozen Corn Kernels

First of all….don’t you dare complain about chopping all those veggies….you can handle this!  Plus you can chop ahead of time and store them in the fridge.

Saute the veggies in the oil in a large pot for 10 to 15 minutes over medium high heat until tender.

Add the ground turkey and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.

Stir in the spices and seasonings.

Bring on the tomatoes, beans and corn.

Simmer over a low heat stirring occasionally for at least 30 minutes. Okay, it will be fine after 10 minutes…but come on….it’s chili, let the flavors mingle!

Serve with cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced avocado, parsley, cilantro, whole wheat corn bread, a spoon…whatever makes you and your chili happy!

Yes, this makes snow in late March better.

Whitney

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6 comments


  1. At least it is a good excuse for a delicious chili!

  2. It looks so yummy! I love chili so much and usually do the same as you, what ever I find goes in LOL

  3. One of my favorite things, possibly the only thing I like about the cold weather is chili! This recipe reminds me of the 5 bean chili with ground turkey that my mom used to make. It’s pretty much the only thing she ever made, and I could eat a pot by myself! Now that I’m a vegan, I miss it a little : (
    Thanks for your comment on my blog!

  4. Love how bright and colorful this chili is. I’m with you, I want winter to be done about three weeks ago.

  5. This chili looks like it has so much flavor, it must taste amazing! I’m sure this was a great way to get warm on a cold day. I’m tired of this weather too, and can’t wait for summer!

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