Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First Day Of Fall....it's time for some Cincinnati Turkey Chili

It's that time of year again....soups, chili's, stews, yum! Around these parts we LOVE Cincinnati chili. In the past I have just added cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar to chili to give it that extra zing Cincinnati chili has. This recipe has a healthy spin and so tasty. Since starting on this journey of weight loss and health we have rediscovered the joy of cooking again. Here's a good article from livestrong.com "How to Eat Healthy at Home and Save Money."

Diffidently 5 stars!

4 servings

(serving size: about 1/2 cup spaghetti, 1 1/2 cups chili, 2 tablespoons onion, and 3 tablespoons cheese)

4 ounces uncooked spaghetti
Cooking spray
8 ounces lean ground turkey ( I used 1lb ground turkey)
1 1/2 cups prechopped onion, divided
1 cup chopped green bell pepper ( I used a red pepper)
1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic ( I used 3 garlic cloves minced)
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 1/2 tablespoons chopped semisweet chocolate
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain; set aside.

2. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add turkey; cook 3 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add 1 cup onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in chili powder and next 5 ingredients (through allspice); cook 1 minute. Add broth, beans, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate and salt. Serve chili over spaghetti; top with remaining 1/2 cup onion and cheese.

Nutritional Information

Fat:13.8g (sat 6.6g,mono 4.3g,poly 1.7g)

Cooking Light, SEPTEMBER 2009

Cincinnati Turkey Chili

Dick and I will use this recipe time and again...perfect!

Happy Fall!!


Renie Burghardt said...

Ah, and a gorgeous first day of fall it is, in the woods! And sunrise was spectacular. I took pictures! Since I am home today, I'm working a bit with picking and storing some pears, as my pear tree is groaning from the weight of all the pears this year!

Love turkey chili, although I make it a bit differently, and I don't serve it with spagetthi. Adds too many carbs for my purpose, since the beans have plenty of them already. Too many carbs will pack on the weight as well, just like too much fat. And in my case, too many carbs are a no, no.

But I love turkey chili, and I love fall. Back to working with the pears. Have a wonderful day, Maree!



Jboo said...

That sounds yummy -- am going to print that recipe! Thanks for sharing!


TheRoosterChick said...

Ohhh... now that's a bowl of tummy warming goodness.