I am so impatient. It’s October but it’s still summer weather here. I need Fall! I need seasons!! Well, I can’t wait anymore. Hot weather, be damned! I needed to make some chili!
A couple years ago, some girlfriend and I got together once a month for a Foodie Club. You know? Like a book club with food and recipes. It was a lot of fun and I’ve been thinking about starting it up again. But I digress…
I came up with this recipe for our chili themed night and it was a big hit. It’s tasty and super healthy. Only about 300 calories per serving (1cup serving)
It makes a ton too, so lots of leftovers or even freeze it for later!!
Now, just add this to the pumpkin everything craze!!
2 pounds ground turkey (you can use beef if you want, but it will change the end calorie count)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 can (15oz) canned pumpkin
2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 (12 oz) bottle of chili sauce (found next to the ketchup)
2 Tablespoons of chili powder
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large stock pot or dutch oven, brown turkey. Just before it’s done, spread the turkey out to the edges and add a teeny bit of olive oil (“teeny” is the technical chefy term, here) if you need it for the pepper, onion, and garlic.
Now serve yourself a bowl and soak up the Fall!