Monday, February 3, 2014

White Turkey Chili! Rich, Creamy, Flavorful--- And Clean!

I have to tell you--- this recipe is a surefire hit! My husband came home from grocery shopping today (with roses, mind you! I'm a lucky gal!), and the first words out of his mouth were "something smells amazing." So what did I have cooking up in my clean eats kitchen for dinner? White turkey chili! While traditional chili is tomato-based, this white version uses blended cannelloni beans to create a creamy, rich, flavorful sauce. And, really, who could resist that?!


White Turkey Chili (Serves 2)

8 Ounces 99% fat free lean ground turkey

1/2 Cup red onion, diced
2 Garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 Can of diced green chile peppers
1/2 Teaspoon cumin
1/2 Teaspoon oregano
1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/4 Teaspoon pepper
1/2 Teaspoon hot sauce
1 15 Ounce can cannelloni beans
1 1/2 Cup chicken broth
2 Tablespoons whole wheat flour

In a pot, sauté the onion, garlic, and ground turkey. When the turkey is browned, add in the chile peppers and spices, and continue to sauté on low heat. Meanwhile, drain the cannelloni beans, and separate the beans evenly. Add 1/2 of the beans to the turkey mixture, and blend the other half of the beans along with 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth. Pour the bean and broth mixture from the blender into a separate pot, and whisk in the whole wheat flour over low heat until the mixture becomes thick. Add this mixture to the turkey mixture, and combine thoroughly. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe was a scrumptious alternative to traditional chili. And, of course, it's also 100% clean! You could serve this over spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles, or even whole wheat pasta or brown rice if you wish--- but I personally thought this dish was filling enough as is! It's the perfect meal for this time of year, when the snow just doesn't seem to want to stop! I hope you guys enjoy this one! We certainly did--- not a leftover bowl in sight!