This chili is not only healthy, it's so easy to make and tastes great. It's as simple as pouring together a few cans of vegetables and stirring it all together! It can be made with ground beef, or ground turkey to make it even more "skinny".
This recipe comes from Paul. He does most of the cooking in our relationship and I do the baking. I think it's a nice balance, don't you? I am trying to get better at cooking though. I feel like one should know how to cook some basic things going into a marriage, besides grilled cheese, pancakes, and frozen pizza. (I do make a mean apple pie-that's gotta count for something, right?)
So I'm going to ease into it with simple, easy recipes. Baby steps. The first recipe on the list is this chili. It's one of my favorite meals that Paul makes because it is so easy and quick to throw together. It's hearty and full of flavor- perfect for cold winter nights. And perfect as lunch the next few days! Gotta love leftovers.
While we make this in a pot on the stove, you could easily make this in the slow-cooker. Just cook the meat in a pan first, and then add everything together in the crock pot and cook on low for a few hours. Coming home from work to the smell of this amazing chili ready to eat in the crockpot would be wonderful!
What are your go-to basic recipes you love to cook? Any thoughts on some recipes you think everyone should have under their belt?
Easy Healthy Chili
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1-16 oz. can corn
- 2-16 oz. cans diced tomatoes
- 1-16 oz. can kidney beans
- 1-16 oz. can white kidney beans
- 1-16 oz. can black beans
- 1-16 oz. can white beans
- 1 packet dry taco seasoning
- 1 packet dry Ranch Dressing Mix
- 2-3 cups water
- In a large pot, cook turkey meat until brown while breaking into small pieces.
- Drain liquid from cooked turkey.
- Open and strain all the canned beans and canned corn. (Don't strain the tomatoes)
- Add tomatoes (with juice), beans, and corn.
- Gently stir the mixture and then add 2-3 cups of water to thin it out a little.
- Add ranch packet and taco seasoning packet and stir.
- Let the chili warm up slowly on medium heat until it is hot and ready to eat.
- Serve in bowls with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.