When I 1st made this, I thought- this tastes like diet food. Not rich, not satisfying, something was missing. Then I let it sit on my stove covered for two hours until I put it away. I took a taste and the difference was amazing. Now it was good. Make it early and let the flavors blend.
I simmered mine a bit longer than the 15 minutes b/c the beans weren't soft enough yet to my liking. The reason the calorie count is so high on this is b/c it's based on 4 servings when it produces 8 one-cup servings, so you can count down the calories just by watching your portion size. Very good!
Be sure to rinse the beans well--saves you calories and sodium.
I also added carrots (2 medium), celery (2 stalks), and a red pepper to up the veggie count. Definitely cook it longer for a thicker, tastier chili. All around a GREAT base that allows you to customize at will!!
I browned the turkey and onions then put everything in the crockpot on low for about 5 hours. I also added a chopped jalapeno. This makes a LOT! I ate a little over a cup with 1/2 cup brown rice.
As others have said, I found this chili not terribly good after only 15 minutes of cooking. So I let it simmer for a couple of hours, too, and it's delicious. Means I can't make it after a long day at the office, but I can make it on the weekend and put it in the fridge for the week. Heat in micro.
I am not sure why you got such a high calorie count on the recipe. When I added mine up I got far less. I used 93% Gr. Turkey. This was a hit with my family as well. Made a few adjustments to my families liking. No Pinto beans and added a can of Diced Tomatoes to make it go further.
A lot of people commented about the need for the chili to simmer longer. Ever thought of doing this in the crockpot? Brown the turkey and onions on the stove first, then put everything else in the crockpot and let it simmer all day. Come home to a ready-to-eat, healthy, comforting, and warm meal.
This was great!!! I took the poster's suggestion and ladled some over a big bowl of salad. Soooo good! I used Yves ground round instead of real meat, also used black eyed peas instead of black beans since that's what I had. I also added chopped green pepper. Yum, yum! Thanks for the recipe.
I make this (just the way the recipe was written) chili at least once a month, sometimes weekly. Everyone asks for the recipe when I take it to work. So easy and so yummy - hard to believe it's healthy too!
I made this with 2 cans of petite diced tomatoes with green chiles, added 2 more tbsp of chili powder and a whole can of nsa tomato paste. It was great that way. I don't think it would have passed my husband's taste test the way it was written in the recipe but it is simple and I'd make it again.
This was fast, easy and delicious. I always go for leftovers so I doubled all the ingredients except for the beans (used 3 cans instead of 4) and served it with cornbread and coleslaw. It was a big hit in my house because it was tasty without being spicy.
Delicious recipe - I made mine a little more gourmet by adding some half cooked chopped baby bellas a few minutes before I turned the stove off. I let the pot sit for about 15 minutes and voila - we were chowing down! Wonderful on a bed of greens. My husband and kids had theirs over rice.
We had this last night and loved it. Though our calories count came out a little higher. But I had plenty of calories that I needed to get and this help to fill an empty stomach. We'll be making this again.
I thought this recipe was very good! Although, I did add some red pepper flakes to give it a little kick, and I let it simmer for about 2 hours, because it didn't have much flavor after only 15 minutes, and it turned out just lovely and very flavorful! Thank you! :)
Excellent! I made a couple of changes just for personal taste...used extra lean beef and added a little bit more onions and salsa...found and used pinto beans w/jalepenos and let it simmer for approximately 45 minutes...it was wonderful! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
I love this, I let it simmer for longer though, and sometimes I replace the pinto beans with other beans such as black, or white beans or even corn. Also I have used the diced tomatoes with chiles when out of stewed. Thanks for such a great recipe!!
I have tried this recipe before, for our SuperBowl party last season. Everyone liked it. I was asked to make chili for our Christmas get together and I knew which recipe I was going to use. Thanks!
This is very quick and easy. I did alter it by using Chili seasoning and ground beef. I am not a tomato lover so next time I will use 1/2 tomato juice and 1/2 tomatos. I garnished it with cheddar cheese and sour cream. It is fantastic and great on these chilly nights!!!
This is a fantastic dinner! It was so easy to make. I added celery for an extra veggie, and used half a packet of chili seasoning over the powder. I cut the recipe in half, and even after halving the ingredients, it made 3 large portions, perfect for dinner for two and lunch the next day!
For those of you who thought this needed something else, or needed to cook longer to have taste, if you add some chicken stock or wine and let it simmer for about 20-30 minutes it will have what you're looking for, taste like cooked all day; use this trick for soups, stews, sauces, etc.
I made this chili yesterday and loved it. My husband asked me to mix lean ground beef w the turkey. I also added green bell pepper. I didn't use the can beans because I had cooked my own beans. Of course the process took longer than 15 min.
YUM! I seen this recipe on Spark yesterday afternoon, and stopped to buy the ingredients on my way home. Substitutions I made are: I used pureed tomatoes and I did use a packet of Chili Spice for my spices. It literally did not take more than 15 minutes. My family loved it. Brought leftovers today
This recipe made more than I was expecting. I Thought I would have leftovers,no such luck. My two kids cleaned the pot ,they had no idea it was healthy. My son said it was better then Wendys.
made this last night and it was way better than we expected. I did add cayenne pepper to it and hubby put some hot sauce in his, he loves the heat. next time I will make a bigger batch and freeze it for an easy meal for hubby to take to work
I wasn't totally strict with the amounts given--i.e. used more turkey, added a can of black beans, therefore more tomatoes,chili powder, cumin, salsa etc. But this was AWESOME!! And quite happily ate it for leftovers throughout the week!
It was good, but after reading some of the reviews about it being a bit bland, I added half a packet of taco seasoning on top of the original spices. My husband enjoyed it just by itself, but I put mine over rice. Very yummy!
This was exactly what I was looking for -- a basic chili recipe that I can adjust to our tastes. If making for a party, I'd follow the recipe as written, but for just us, we used ground beef (DH is not a ground turkey fan) and upped the spices plus added red chili flakes. Perfect!
Very delicious! I used only one small can of diced tomatoes and replaced the pinto beans with garbanzo beans (what I had on hand) and added some garlic powder. My hubby and I ate this inside of tortillas, and he loved it just as much as I did! Definitely let it sit to soak in the good flavors!
Delicious! I also let it simmer for a half hour and then let it sit for 2 hours before serving. First time I have tried cooking with ground turkey instead of beef, I must say I don't miss much of the taste of the beef :)
Good recipe, cooked longer as suggested - 1 hr. Only had 1 can pintos, so added a can of fat-free refried beans. Tasted great. Husband loved the Chili. The recipe mentions adding garlic in the instructions but not in the ingredients, so be sure to add some. Bought more beans so I can make it again.
I tried it with chicken as I had no other mince and I love it. As winter is setting in now, that is what I like to eat on the cold winter nights with a crunchy piece of thick bread and salad, makes it a great heartwarmer. Thanks.
brown turkey with 1 whole onion chopped in food processor, a couple shakes of garlic and onion powder, and black pepper. 1 1/2 Tbls of Mexene chili powder; 1/2 tsp of cumin, 2-14.5 oz cans of whole tomatoes cut up (bettertexture than diced),1/2 cup of Paul Newman chunky salsa addthe 2 cns of beans
This is identical to my recipe except the meat. The ground turkey I find has a LOT of fat in it. I do better with lean beef, bison, venison, elk, etc. from local sources. No feed lot beef for me!