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Desiree Ficker gave us this recipe for a hearty and healthy turkey chili stuffed with meat, beans and spices. It is full of lean protein and flavor while low in fat, making it a good post-workout meal. She also suggests using leftover chili to make a casserole, creating a second meal from this one recipe.
• 1.5 pounds ground lean turkey
• 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
• 1 16-ounce can cannellini beans
• 1 16-ounce can chili beans
• 2 small cans green chiles
• 2 tablespoons chili powder
• 1 tablespoon paprika
• 1 chopped small white onion
• 2 chopped garlic cloves
• 1 tablespoon salt
Brown the turkey in a large pot and drain the fat. Add in the garlic and onion and stir on medium heat until onion is soft. Add tomatoes, beans, green chiles and spices. Stir until well mixed, cover pot and reduce heat. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste. Serve on top of tortilla chips, spinach or rice, or enjoy it on its own.
You can use the leftovers to make a casserole, lining a glass dish with sliced veggies or chips and pouring the remaining chili on top. Sprinkle with cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
—Compiled by Ashley Slaney