Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hearty Turkey Chili

1 tsp. canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves (medium) garlic, minced
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced into rounds
1 lb. lean ground turkey
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. paprika
1 tsp. ground cumin
1-1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 cup each canned tomato sauce, fat-free chicken broth
1-1/2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1-1/2 cup cooked kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste 

      Heat a large pot coated with cooking spray over medium heat.  Add oil and onion; sauté onion until soft.  Add garlic and carrots; cook until garlic is softened.  Add ground turkey and brown, about 5 minutes.  Stir to break up lumps.  Add chili powder, paprika, cumin, red pepper flakes, tomatoes and tomato sauce, broth and vinegar.  Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat.  Cover, simmer until meat is tender, 30 - 45 minutes.  Add beans and pepper.  Simmer, uncovered, until peppers are done, about 10 minutes; season. 

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