Turkey Chilli

by Sharon
(Chicago, IL)

Dad's Turkey Chili

Dad's Turkey Chili

Dad's Turkey Chili

This is really good on a cold winter night. My Dad used to make it for us kids and it always brings back wonderful memories for me. Sometimes he used leftovers from thanksgiving and that tastes great too!

Benefit: The turkey contains selenium which aids in preventing depression and the kidney beans are high in vitamin C.

Ingredients:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
1½ pounds ground or chopped turkey
2 cups water
1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
1 16-oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon hot sauce

Method:
Brown onions in a large pot with a little extra virgin olive oil. Add garlic and stir through. Stir in turkey until fully browned (about 10 mins). Add herbs and stir through (you'll have quite an aroma) then add water, beans and tomatoes and bring back to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until liquid has reduced, (about 45 mins)

Serve with sour cream and sprinkle some chives on top.

Ed's Note:
That's a great recipe Sharon. Winter is coming on downunder so I'll be giving it a try myself.
You were right about the selenium and depression. Most anti depressants are configured to help the brain maintain normal selenium levels.
The tomatoes have lycopine that helps reduce free radical damage. Men should try to eat at least three tomato based meals a week, women generally will only need two.
Tumeric is a natural anti inflammatory and is also good fo circulation. All those herbs mixed together will help speed up your metabolism.
All I need now is a turkey :D

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