Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shifting Priorities: Turkey Vegetable Chili

 A hearty bowl of chili comprised of mushrooms, onions, peppers and ground turkey.

Sorry for my lack of regular posts lately. Between work and the house I feel like I have about 5 full time jobs.  Food does not seem to be a high priority.  

In fact by Friday last week we had about zero food in the house to make an actual meal. No joke. It wasn't like we were going to starve but parcing together a cohesive meal was difficult. 

I went grocery shopping early Saturday morning before the house activities needed to start and grabbed some veggies and ground turkey. I had chili on the mind. 

The veggie chopping took some time but the rest of the dish came together quickly.  It simmered on the stove top as Mr. J and I dove into some painting and yard maintenance.   By noon, we were ravenous but lunch was ready on the stove.  All we had to do with grab a bowl and top with cheese and sour cream. 

Turkey Vegetable Chili

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients (serves 6)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup roughly chopped peppers (I used a frozen combination of yellow, red, and green peppers)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 16 oz package sliced mushrooms, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 4 oz tomato paste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle
  • salt and pepper
In a large soup pot, add olive oil and heat to medium. Toss in onions and peppers and cook until just softened, about 5 minutes.

Once soft, add in mushrooms, garlic and spices. Stir until combined. Cook so the flavors come together for about 5 more minutes and then add the ground turkey. Break up the turkey into small pieces.

Once the turkey is browned, about 5-8 minutes, add in the diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir until combined. Season with salt, pepper and any additional spices to taste.

Cover and let simmer on low for at least another 30 minutes before serving. Top with cheese and sour cream.
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  1. Hmmmm a healthier chilli for a crisp fall day!! Love your recipe. Enjoy settling into your new home. Don't worry about blog :)

  2. Definitely been there! We either have no "real" food in the house or I have no desire to make dinner after baking all day! :)
    Love this chili! I bet it made the house smell amazing while it was simmering!

  3. What a great chili!! The nights are cooling off here... this would be a nice way to warm up. :)


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