This week’s easy recipe is homemade Turkey Two Bean Chili. This meal can be whipped in no time, is easy on the budget, and will please the whole family.
serves 4 – 6
1 and 1/2 lbs. pounds ground white meat turkey.
15 oz can pinto beans – rinsed.
2 – 15 oz cans red kidney beans – rinsed.
2 -15 0z cans tomato sauce.
1 – 14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes.
1 small onion – chopped.
1 small green bell pepper – diced.
1 Tbsp olive oil.
2 Tbsp chili powder.
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro.
1 clove garlic- minced.
1 tsp fresh minced thyme.
1/8 C Wild Turkey American Honey.
1 tsp or more of Scotty B’s Sweet Jalapeno Sauce or similar
salt and pepper to taste.
In large fry pan heat the olive oil at medium high, add the ground turkey, season with salt and pepper and brown for a few minutes. Stir the turkey to break it up and get a touch of brown on all sides.
To the browned turkey add onions, green bell pepper and saute until softened; about two minutes.
In a large pot heat the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes to a low boil. Add the chili powder, cilantro, garlic, thyme, American Honey, and Sweet Jalapeno sauce and stir.
To the large pot add the turkey mixture and reduce heat to strong simmer.
Add the beans to the pot, increase heat to get a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for 25 minutes. You can add a little water if you want to simmer longer.
Plate the chili, garnish with avocado, and just like that you’ve made a wonderful home cooked meal.
The school year is winding down and summer is almost here! When our youngest son was, ah, younger that signaled the time to start planning the family vacation. Not this year. The little guy grew up and is going to high school next year. With high school comes a new paradigm that rather quickly fills in the summer months.
First thing to hit is the travelling summer Lacrosse club. Which will provide a “vacation” feel at tournaments.
Immediately on the heals of the lacrosse season comes high school summer sports camp which highlights football and lacrosse. And just about the time summer sports camp session ends its off to full contact football camp!
But there is a ten day window where we can enjoy the company of family and friends at the beach before the mandatory football toughening session commences!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I am in awe of those of you who have 2 or 3 kids in close age proximity! I don’t know how you can get each child to where they need to be and then get home for dinner each night.
Enjoy of summer and family together time at dinner. I hope my easy recipes help! (Subtle shameless plug huh).
Good Eating and Table Talk,
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