Saturday, June 13, 2009

$3 Dinner - Turkey Chili

Our march for 'more white meat and less red meat' continues, and today we made turkey chili. This big pot of chili should be enough for at least 6 servings, and total cost for all the ingredients is less than $10 even when we used organic kidney beans and tomatoes. So this truly is a $3 dinner. In addition, it's an easy and nutritious meal to make.

2 lb. ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 C celery, chopped
1/2 - 1 C bell pepper, chopped
1 - 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 - 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
2 - 15.5 oz. can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
4 t garlic, minced or power
1 t salt
1 t cumin
2 t chili powder
1 t cayenne
1/2 t pepper

1. Brown meat and onion.
2. Combine meat, onion and remaining ingredients. Mix well.
3. Cook in a slow cooker on High for 3 hours.

Desperately hoping this pot of chili will last us at least for the next two days, I'll stay away from the kitchen this weekend....(did you hear me, C.J.?)