Now that autumn is in full swing, it’s time for a big bowl of chili.
Today’s recipe is from Feds Get Fit , a fun way for federal employees to participate in activities that will promote a healthy lifestyle. Feds Get Fit had a Recipe Challenge where federal employees submitted an original healthy recipe that is both nutritious and delicious. The result is the Virtual Cookbook and fellow GSA Employee, Jennifer, created this recipe.
I couldn’t find ground 93/7 turkey, so I used ground turkey breast which had 1% fat.
I used mild Italian turkey sausage and removed the meat from the casing.
I drained and rinsed the kidney beans.
I couldn’t find canned mushrooms, so I used an 8 oz. package of sliced white mushrooms.
I didn’t add the diced jalapenos.
When I found this recipe, the scariest thing I read was “cook on low for 8 hours.”I’ve never used a slow cooker before, so I borrowed my mom’s from the 1970s. All I kept thinking was “Does this thing still work? Is it going to set the house on fire?” But it didn’t; everything was fine and I can rest easy.
It took me about an hour to prep and brown the meat and I cooked the chili from 2-10pm, stirring every half hour.
I served it with cheddar cheese, low-fat sour cream and cornbread.
Rating: 5 out or 5
I brought the chili to work and here’s what my co-workers and I had to say:
Me: “I love this chili. I overcame my fear of slow cookers and created this scrumptious meal. Perfect for cold weather and football.”
Les: “It has a hearty texture, great blend and really mild. With a hint of tanginess – very good! I would eat it again.”
Walt: “It is good, I like the turkey. It was light not stuffy. Very good”
Carolyn: “The Turkey Chili was so tasty! I couldn't believe it was healthy fare -- it was filling and flavorful!”
Marybeth: "I thought it was really good! It was more mild than I would normally have chili, but since you were making it for the whole family (including a 3-year-old!) it makes sense to keep it mild.“
Jake: “This was great! I generally use the spice packs for my chili which gives it a kick and does not give you the tomato base. This did not have the kick I generally prefer, but if I am in the mood for a tomato based chilli this winter, I'll use this recipe.”
So football fans – are you ready to try this healthy recipe? If you do, let us know by adding a comment to this post! Happy Fall!
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