Monday, January 9, 2012

Turkey Chili - Turkey Tacos

This week I was looking for something I could make that took a short amount of time to prepare and that I could snack on as I unpacked. I also wanted something that I could turn into something else with a few more ingedients. I decided after going through some of my recipe journals to make this delicious Turkey Chili. I love this with cornbread or a baked potato. The other nice thing is that this is pretty basic so you can add or switch around some of the ingredients. I hope you enjoy it.

Turkey Chili

2 pounds of ground turkey/or 1 pound ground turkey and 1 pound chicken sausage
1 large yellow onion/chopped into pieces
1 medium green pepper/chopped into small pieces
2 Tablespoons of Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon of Ground Cumin
3 1/2 cups of V8 Vegetable Juice/the low sodium works as well as the originial
2 cans/15 ounces each/of kidney beans. I like to use 1 can of kidney beans and 1 can of black beans.
Sourcream and sour cream for garnish.

1. Cook turkey/meat,onion, chili powder, ground cumin till the turkey is cooked through in a saucepan.
2. Add V8 vegetable juice, green pepper, and beans. Stir well and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low or simmer. Cook for 15 minutes or till vegetables are tender.
3. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
4. Corn bread is a nice side dish.

I love chili but I usually only want it for a day or maybe two. I always have left overs so I turn my chili into tacos. Here is my version...

Turkey Tacos

Shredded lettuce
Chopped tomatoes
Sliced black olives
Shredded cheese
Sour cream
Soft or hard tacos

Take the Turkey Chili and warm it up.
Use as your meat filler for tacos.
Add lettuce, tomatoes, olives.
Top with cheese and sour cream.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Num~num! Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. =)