You know what today is? Today is a sweatpants day. A roll out of bed late and decide to do nothing day. Today is a day we sit on the couch and watch really bad TV marathons. Jersey Shore – check. Law and Order SVU – double check. Real Housewives of…okay let’s not push it.
It’s too damn cold to even think about going outside so let’s grab our snuggies (I know you secretly bought one, it’s fine), our favorite pair of sweatpants (embrace the elastic waistband) and eat some healthy turkey chili.
This healthy turkey chili is slightly spicy, hearty and totally filling. I recommend buying a ground turkey with a little bit of fat because it will have much more flavor.
Serve it over brown rice and you’re ready to party.
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 15 oz. black beans
- 15 oz. kidney beans, drained
- 24 oz. crushed tomatoes
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- ½ Tablespoon cumin
- one dash cayenne
- 1½ T brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- cheddar cheese, for serving
- Heat oil in a dutch oven or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Saute until tender - about 10 minutes. Season the ground turkey with salt and pepper. Make a well in the center of the onion mixture and add the turkey. Brown for about ten minutes.
- Stir in the beans and tomatoes. Season with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer covered for at least 20 minutes (I simmered for about 2 hours - the longer is definitely better).
- Stir in the fresh cilantro and serve over brown rice with grated cheddar cheese.