raligh (r_a_l_i_g_h) wrote in skipthekoolaid,

Recipe: Chunky Chilli

Hey, y'all!

So, I've kinda taken a hiatus on my active weightloss/exercising while I focused on some other things in my life. But I've been regaining momentum and part of that includes returning to this journal.

We'll start out small. Today I bring you a recipe I invented on the fly for dinner last night that became an instant hit.

It's warm, filling, tasty, low-fat, low-sodium, and full of lots of protein and fiber and niacin and iron and all sorts of other good-for-you nutrients!

Chunky Rainbow Chili

I chopped 1 large bell pepper and 1 large onion and sauted them in some olive oil with about 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic in a large saucepan.

When they were softened, I added about 8 oz ground turkey and cooked that as well (I'd say "browned" it, except beef browns, turkey sorta ... whitens.)

To this mixture I added:
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed,
2 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed,
1 can chili beans, (red beans with chili flavoring already added) NOT drained
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies, NOT drained
1 can chopped green chilies
About 1.5 cup frozen corn

Then I just let it kinda simmer and heat through.

You can, of course, alter the ratio and/or types of beans to suit your own tastes.

INCREDIBELY easy (and also TASTY!) and very attractive, too.

I like most chili, but only in moderation because it's all very one-note. No texture, taste, or color differences in the whole pot. This was not at all like that.

Younger-Younger Brother (my official taste-tester as he is ALWAYS ready to eat) said that there was "a little bit of sweet under the spicy and then there's a really nice strong 'kick' to it"

He also ate four bowls.

That's not enough of a reccomendation?

Younger-Younger Sister, who we all worry about making eat enough of anything that isn't fruit or plain veggies (she's glutan-intolerant, so there are a lot of restrictions) ate THREE bowls over the course of the evening. (and staked a claim to the last bowl of leftovers)

Any easy meals you've invented lately?
Tags: beans, filling, high-fiber, invention, recipe, winter meal
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