Monday, October 4, 2010
To make, I used:
3 cans of beans--pinto, red kidney and white northern (juice mostly drained off)
An equal volume of chopped tomatoes
1/2 package of ground turkey
1 med chopped onion
Simmer these together for about an hour, checking if it needs more liquid or some cooked off. After getting too hungry to wait any longer, I added some seasoning. My favorite is cumin, coriander, sugar and paprika, plus the usual salt and pepper. If I remember to, I add a bay leaf at the beginning of cooking as well.
Topped with sliced avocados instead of cheese, this makes a hearty dish for cold days! You could also, in theory, make your own ground turkey using TVP granules. I'll be experimenting soon with that and update appropriately :)
If I'm feeling real ambitious, I make a sweeter/less salty chili with chopped celery included, and pour this chili over brown rice and have a side of steamed kale. The trick to steaming to kale is to tear it up into pieces, and when the rice cooker beeps "done!" throw the kale on top and shut the lid. In a few minutes, perfectly steamed kale!