Saturday, February 1, 2014

Game Day Chili

Tomorrow is the big Super Bowl. We are very excited to watch our SEAHAWKS play.  I have watched them since I was a kid (it's in my blood)....when they really weren't that great. We are rooting for a victory!!! On the menu is southwest bean salad, chili, hot dogs (for the kids), and fun family time. 
  • 1 pound Low-fat Ground Turkey (I Used 99% Fat Free)
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Seeded And Chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Jalapeno Pepper, Minced (omit Seeds If You Want A Milder Flavor)
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 can Crushed Tomatoes (15 Oz Can)
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes (15 Oz. Can)
  • ¾ cups Beef Broth (or Water)
  • p½ teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 whole Canned Chipotle Chiles In Adobo Sauce, Minced (use Fewer For A Milder Chili)
  • 1 can Kidney Beans (15 Oz. Can), Drained And Rinsed
  • ½ teaspoons Salt, Or To Taste
  • ½ teaspoons Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro (optional)
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Lime Juice (optional)

In a large pot over medium heat, add half of the vegetable oil. Once oil is heated add the turkey and break apart. Cook 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Stir often to break up the turkey. Remove the turkey from the pot.
Add remaining half of the oil to the pot over medium heat. Add the onion to the pot and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the red bell pepper, garlic and jalapeno pepper to the pot and cook for 1 minute. Add the cumin, coriander and chili powder and stir to combine. Cook 1 minute.
Add the balsamic vinegar, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, beef broth, Worcestershire, chipotle peppers, kidney beans and salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.
Cover pot and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Taste for seasoning.
Serve with cilantro and cheese on top and drizzle with lime juice.
Note: To make chili milder in heat you can do the following: remove the seeds and membrane from the jalapeno; use half of the jalapeno; and/or use only 2 chipotle chiles in adobo for a medium spiced and 1 chipotle chile for a milder. For very mild use just a half of a chipotle chile.

Corn and bean salad @Heather Wilson-Fleming

15.5 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
9 oz cooked corn, fresh or frozen (thawed if frozen)
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
1 scallion, chopped
1 1/2 - 2 limes, juice of
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp fresh minced cilantro (or more to taste)
salt and fresh pepper
1 medium hass avocado, diced 
1 diced jalapeno (optional)


    In a large bowl, combine beans, corn, tomato, onion, scallion, cilantro, salt and pepper. Squeeze fresh lime juice to taste and stir in olive oil. Marinate in the refrigerator 30 minutes. Add avocado just before serving.

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