Thursday, March 24, 2011

Healthy Chili Tex Mex Style

I love me a good hot bowl of chili.  The way that I make chili is very healthy.  Well, at least I think so.  It's also rather delicious, so I thought I would share my recipe.  It's so simple.

1/2 lb ground turkey (you can use a whole pound if you like)
2 cans of pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can of Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes and Green Chili's (I have only found this in the Great Value or Walmart Brand of Tomatoes, but if you can't find this, Rotel will do just fine)
1 can of tomato sauce (6 oz.)
2 tbsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp minced garlic (I love garlic so I tend to add more than that)
1 bundle of fresh cilantro
1 lime
1 bundle of green scallions.

The best way to make this chili I find, is to bring all the ingredients together on the stove then dump into a crock-pot to simmer all day.  So good.  Anyway.  Here is how I do things.

First brown your meat.  Once your meat is browned add the Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes and Green chilis and tomato sauce.  While that is heating up with the meat drain and rinse your canned beans.  After they are thoroughly rinsed dump them in the pot with the tomatoes and meat.  Begin to add your spices; chili powder, cumin, salt, garlic.  Add a cup or 2 of water.  Bring to a boil.  Now  you can either put a lid on this and let it simmer for 30 minutes, or if you have planned for it to cook all day, dump the contents of the pot into a crock-pot and let cook on Low or Medium Low setting until you are ready to eat it.

While the chili is cooking mince up your cilantro, slice your lime into wedges, and chop up your scallions.  Set them aside in seprate bowls.

When serving the chili, it should be topped with shredded cheese (unless you are lactose intolerant like my husband), cilantro to your liking, and green scallions to your liking.  Squeeze the lime on top of all this and you have a delicious blend of flavors that hopefully will have you saying mmmmm with every bite.

We also like to eat our chili with tortilla chips.  We either use Baked Tostitos or some all natural ones.


  1. Your chili is the SHIIIIIIIII.... FO shiz. Hahaha. Love you... And your chili, gorgeous girl. Can't wait for Saturday. Praying for you. Love love love.

  2. When are you serving this? I'll be there soon! ;)

  3. Yummy! I make mine in a similar way except I use beef and I put mushrooms and onions in and also tabasco. We love it we have it every week!

  4. MMmmm! That looks so yummy! I love to eat chilli with avacado and cheese on top! I may have to try this soon! Need to make sure i have the ingredients first though.

  5. I am so making this, it sounds super yummy and simple. I love Ground turkey too!

  6. Oo I love that you put lime into it!! I may have to try this :)

  7. We will definitely have to try this! We are looking for new dishes to try out. Thanks for posting this!

  8. I'm going to have to try your recipe!! It sounds delicious. (We used to used to use ground turkey for everything, I don't know why we stopped).

  9. I sooo gotta try this out! :) Hearts, Janna Lynn

  10. YUmmmm~! I love chili with limes and cilantro! I also am a huge white chili so yummy! Thanks for posting the recipe! I hope you have a great weekend, and that you aren't feeling to sick. ;)

  11. Yum, yum, *yum*! That sounds so good.

  12. Ooooo this sounds so delicious!! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I will definitely be making this some time soon!!


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