Chili, just one thing you can do with leftover turkey. This recipe is very similar to the chili/bean soups I’ve been posting lately, but this one is a new one! I just can’t get enough, especially when it’s cold outside. Recipe below.
Today has been a hum-drum, stare at the wall, bored kinda day. I was not in the mood to do anything but sleep, this weather is a downer. What did I need? A good long run. It took me forever to dress, find my ipod, fill my water, retie my shoes approximately 5 times, eat some peanut butter, find my Glee gum(aspartame free gum), find my watch with a timer, dig out a sweater cap incase I froze and then finally trudged out of the house with a bad attitude. Everyone is already ‘crazy xmas driving’ so it took awhile to get to the park, the roads are packed now with the crazies. Today was a brisk day with little wind at about 54 degrees when I stepped outside. That temperature and condition I can still run in. I really don’t enjoy the wind, but it was doable. I did 5+ miles today in 45 minutes. The first time around was difficult and if I could whine and moan while running, I’m sure I did (in my head.) It was hard to push through, but once I warmed up and hit about 20 minutes of running I got a huge energy spike. This always happens with me. I thought I might go around once today but once I did one round the energy hit and I had to go again. I couldn’t wait to get home, I had a HUGE bowl of chili and 5 pieces of my favorite bread!
- 2 T extra virgin olive oil
- 6 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 bell peppers, chopped
- 1/4 flour
Saute all vegetables until onions and peppers are translucent on med to med-hi heat. When those are done pour in flour and stir until everything is incorporated.
- 3 heaping T of cumin ( I love the stuff- you might want to add only 2 T)
- 1 t curry
- 1/4 t cayenne pepper
- 1/4 t chili powder
- 1/4 t cinnamon
- 1/2 thyme
- 1 T hot sauce
- 2 cans (14oz) chicken broth (or water, whatever is on hand)
- 1 cup additional water
- 2 cans white northern beans (pour into a colander and rinse good)
- 2 cans black beans (pour into a colander and rinse good)
- 1 small can diced green chilies
- 1 1/2-2 c chopped turkey
- 1/2 c shredded pepper jack cheese
Heat until all ingredients are incorporated and heated through, approximately 30 minutes of simmering. Finally, add 1 1/2 – 2 cups chopped turkey. When it’s done, turn off heat and remove off burner. Add shredded cheese, optional. Enjoy! (And yes, like I said I’m bored today and restless so I’m playing around with type in my photos. I am a graphic designer after all!)