Sunday, January 13, 2013

~half time chili~

Chili is the perfect game-day meal, wouldn't you agree?  You can make it ahead so you don't miss any of the action too!

If eating healthier is part of your new years resolution
{it's mine}
than this is the chili recipe for you.
I found it in Shape magazine, and it's called 

AMBER ALE TURKEY CHILI


Serves 8

1 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
1 teaspoon salt
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 12 ounce bottle amber ale
1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon honey
1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a deep sauté pan over medium. Add turkey and brown, while breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until no pink remains. Transfer to a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

2. Drain liquid from pan and add remaining olive oil. Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and oregano; sauté for 30 seconds. 

3. Pour ale in and let simmer for 5 minutes. Return turkey to pot and add crushed tomatoes, honey, and a 1/2 cup water. Reduce heat to medium low; simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

4. Add beans during last 5 minutes of cooking to heat through. Stir in lime juice and spoon into eight bowls. Serve with sour cream, cheddar, scallions, and a lime wedge on the side if desired.

NUTRITION SCORE PER SERVING:
250 calories
8 grams fat {2 g sat}
20 g carbs
22 grams protein
5 grams fiber
4 mg iron
54 mg calcium
595 mg sodium

Enjoy!
xoxo

6 comments:

  1. This looks like a good one to try!
    Thanks, Melaine!
    Hawk on!
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

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  2. Hello,

    Thank you for this recipe...perfect for today's game. Go PATRIOTS!

    Take care,
    Claudia

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  3. The honey is interesting. Sounds great!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. Great recipe...too bad the Seahawks lost. It was an awesome game though!

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  5. Sounds yummy...have you ever tried putting in a one ounce bar of bittersweet chocolate? It really adds depth of flavor!

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