Chili is delicious and perfect for a Fit lifestyle: it is low in carbs, and high in protein and vitamins. This recipe is very simple, and can be customized! Try substituting the turkey for ground bison, shredded chicken or vegetarian meat - and the black beans for pinto, kidney or cannellini.
I recently made a new friend who said she would love to learn how to make chili (a favorite food) … but has no idea how to cook! This is a good starter recipe because it's hard to mess up. Once the basics are mastered, get fancy by adding chopped onion, peppers and other veggies!
1 pound ground turkey
1 packet chili seasoning*
1 - 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 - 14.5 ounce can black beans, drained
Add turkey to medium sized saucepan, and cook over medium heat until it begins to brown. Drain any liquids. Add remaining ingredients, stir and cook until it begins to bubble. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and cook for 10 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving so the flavors can develop. Garnish with your favorite cheese or avocado and enjoy!
*make your own chili / taco seasoning at home, without the preservatives! For each packet, combine 1 tbsp flour, 2 tbsp dried minced onion, 1 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper, 1/2 tsp dried minced garlic, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp ground cumin. Make multiple batches and store in smalli zip lock bags until ready to use.