Saturday, August 7, 2010

Turkey Chili

This is one of those recipes that doesn't actually need gluten/dairy to begin with; its just awesome so I posted it. Every time I make it my mom says she would never know it was ground turkey. By the way, when it says to use fresh cilantro leaves, it means fresh. So don't try to cheat with that dried and bottled store-bought stuff. Enjoy! This recipe came from ( it looks redder in real life and it tastes great!)
Turkey Chili

2 c. canned Pinto Beans
1 lb extra lean ground turkey
2 c. uncooked white rice
1 yellow onion - chopped
2 cloves garlic - chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 to 2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
1 can chopped tomatoes (14 oz)
1 Jalapeno pepper ( cooked, canned )
coarse salt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 c. fresh cilantro leaves
corn tortillas (optional)

Cook rice according to packaging directions and keep warm. In a large skillet, saute onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent over medium high heat. Remove from skillet and brown the ground turkey. Add chili powder and salt to the meat as it is cooking, stirring occasionally. After turkey has browned, stir in the onions, garlic, parsley, tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, and sugar. Rinse and drain the beans and add to the meat mixture. simmer for 5 -10 minutes. stir in cilantro leaves right before stirring or sprinkle on top. serve over warm rice or with warm gluten free corn tortillas.

1 comment:

  1. ok, looks can be deceiving. This is yummy !!