Sunday, December 7, 2008


I love Sundays! Its my easiest diet day most often, because I usually don't eat anything till the afternoon. More importantly I don't have to work, so I get to do fun things.
Yesterday, I did not do too many fun things, but I did make a very yummy chili that I am going to post here. Its originally from WW and I modified it only by adding more beans and some corn. I am on a new kick, eating ground turkey. That will come as a shock to my mother who force fed me hamburgers my whole life. I do not eat hamburgers, I don't know why, but I don't like them. I don't like meat loaf or meat pot pie either. But I do like meatballs and taco salad with ground beef. And now I like turkey chili, which I am certain I would like with beef too, but why bother? Ground turkey is much leaner and healthier.
So I will be eating chili all week, because I am a huge leftovers person. I made a huge pot of it and I am happy to bring it for lunch every day this week and will possibly have some for dinner, too. Then I will get bored of it and find something new to eat-which will hopefully not be cookies.
Good and Healthy Day to all,

Turkey Chili (from WW adapted by SK)
1 tsp canola oil
1 large onion(s)
2 medium garlic clove(s)
2 medium carrot(s)
1 pound(s) lean ground turkey
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp ground cumin
2 medium tomato(es)
1 cup(s) canned tomato sauce
1 cup(s) canned chicken broth
1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cup(s) cooked kidney beans
1 medium green pepper(s)
1/2 tsp table salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup(s) scallion(s)
here is what i added:
1 can of cannelini beans
1 can of butter beans
1 can of corn
1 small can of tomato paste
bay leaves


  • Coat a large pot with cooking spray; place over medium heat. Add oil and onion; sauté onion until soft, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and carrots; cook until garlic is softened, about 1 minute. Add turkey; brown meat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 5 minutes. Stir to break up lumps.

  • Add chili powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, cumin, tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, vinegar, beans and green pepper; bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until meat and vegetables are tender, about 30 to 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper; garnish with scallions. Yields about 1 cup per serving.


Zehava said...

Sarah! We need more posts!

I'd like to add that if you make this recipe with veggie ground beef (which I happen to think is delicious) it will be especially low-cal and you can even throw in some shredded cheese for added protein. Yum!

Siggy said...

My friend Nachama has a turkey cabbage soup that is super yummy and filling - from what I recall its ground turkey browned for a bit, then sautee onions and carrots, and add a bag of chopped cabbage and a big thing of tomato juice and cook and voila.

She-nerd said...

i also am a ground turkey fan now. i gotta thank joy bauer for turning me on to it. i didn't realize how easy it was. for some reason, ground meat dishes always scared me off. maybe b/c i always thought of them as a "patchke" as we say in chicago.