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Recipe: 21 Day Fix Crock Pot Turkey Chili
November 15, 2015
My dear husband thinks that chili is not a "meal". But I for one think chili is most definitely a meal and a good one! I can eat it for lunch, dinner, or even a snack. So in other words, he can suck it. Yep, I said it.
I usually love just a good veggie chili, but today I wanted to write about my awesome Crock Pot Turkey Chili that I have concocted along the way. A little bit from this recipe, a little bit from that recipe, to make it truly my own. And bonus-It's 21 day fix approved (in the right portions of course!)
Here's what you will need!
1/2lb Ground Lean Turkey
1 Green Pepper
1 medium to small yellow or white Onion
1 can Garbanzo Beans
1 can Black Beans
1 can Diced Tomatoes
1 can Diced Green Chilles
1/4 cup Chili Powder
Dashes of Salt and Pepper
Dashes of Oregano
Dashes of Garlic Powder (you can cut up reg. garlic too if wanted)
(all these dashes I eyeball.. garlic powder I add the most dashes)
Water (optional-add to crock pot if its looking dry during cooking)
Shredded Cheddar (optional)
Spoon Greek Yogurt plain (optional-as a sub for sour cream)
1. Chop Green Pepper and Jalapenos and add to crock pot. I cut open the jalapenos and scoop out the seeds before cutting.
And word to the wise:
-Don't use your bare fingers to scoop out the seeds. Use a spoon or wear gloves.
-WASH your hands-preferably with dish soap after touching the jalapenos. I just did regular soap and went about my business and scratched my nose and now its burning as I type this. Also I was an idiot and used my bare fingers to scoop the jalapeno seeds out and my finger tips are burning too (and its 5 hours later) Yeah- you have been warned.
(but surprisingly this recipe doesn't even turn out that spicy! At least to me, maybe I have just have a high tolerance)
2. Chop the Onion and add to crock pot-or have your husband do it because if you are anything like me, you will be crying like you watched Titanic for the first time. I really can't handle onions, it's a weakness.
3. Open the cans of Black Beans and Garbanzo beans and rinse in a strainer. Then add to the crock pot.
4. Open the diced tomatoes and green chilles cans and add those to the crock pot.
Note-You can also opt to use regular tomatoes if you don't want to use canned!
5. Now time for your spices-Add 1/4 cup of chilli powder and for the rest of the spices it's all about your personal taste. I do a few shakes of the garlic powder, then some dash of oregano and salt and pepper. You can always add more so go easy and see how you like it as it cooks.
I would check it after an hour or so and season to taste. This time around I had to add a little water as it was getting dry. So just FYI!
6. Now it's time to cook your lean turkey. I cook it through and add to the pot. Now set your crockpot to HIGH for 3-4 hours and you are good to go!
Here is the 21 day fix breakdown (not including any toppings) for 1.5-2 cups: 1 Red (turkey), 1 Green (tomatoes, peppers, onion, jalapenos), 1 Yellow (beans)