Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

It's getting pretty cold out, but it's still Fall which means that there is plenty of time for yummy recipes featuring squash, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes. Here is a quick chili that I made recently. It's on the healthy side because it uses lean turkey and it also has a fun autumn twist as one of the main ingredients is pumpkin. If I really love something, I just have to share it. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did. 

small onion-diced 
large bell pepper-diced  
2 jalepeños-diced  
1 pound lean ground turkey 
15oz diced tomatoes 
15oz pumpkin puree 
2 tbsp olive oil 
1 tbsp minced garlic 
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin 
cilantro for garnish (optional)
sour cream or fat free greek yogurt (optional)
colby/jack cheese mix (optional) 

Directions: In a large pot, heat up your olive oil and garlic. Sauté the diced onions, bell pepper, and jalepeños. Meanwhile, in a separate pan brown the ground turkey. Then add the turkey to the veggies. At this time add in the following ingredients: diced tomatoes, pumpkin puree, chili powder, and cumin. Bring the chili to a boil, then allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. If you would like, garnish your chili with sour cream (non-fat greek yogurt is a healthier substitute), cilantro, and cheese before serving. Makes 6-8 servings. 

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