Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili w/ Cornbread Ears

June 17, 2013 at 5:08 PM | Posted in beans, bison, cheese, chili, Crock Pot, spices and herbs, Wild Idea Buffalo | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili w/ Cornbread EarsCrock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili 003

 
Very humid out today, almost like August days out there. Been planning My Parent’s Anniversary for later this week, taking them and a few relatives out to dinner. Believe it I’m going out to eat, at a restaurant! Been a while.I believe we’re going to a local Steak House, more on that Wednesday. For dinner tonight I prepared Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili w/ Cornbread Ears.

 
Oh the aroma of the Chili and Spices that this creates when I make it, Incredible! I cook it on low for about 6 hours, I love it! I used 2 lbs. of the finest Ground Buffalo that I’ve ever found, from where else Wild Idea Buffalo. To make this I’ll be needing: 2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste, 1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans, 1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed, 1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed, 3/4 Cup of Water, 1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix, 1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced, 1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped, 3 Cloves Minced Garlic, 1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin, 2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon, 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves, and 5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste. With all this now you know why the aroma is so good! To prepare it it’s very easy, start by browning the Ground Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Then add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste. Then just add it to the Slow Cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste. Cover with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours or on LOW 5 to 6 hours. I always cook it on Low not unless I’m pressed for time, it turns out good either setting.

 
This batch came out sooo good! To my bowl I did add a couple of shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. Topped with a bit of fresh grated

Cornbread Ears

Cornbread Ears

Dutch Gouda Cheese and a small side of Oyster Crackers. As always there are plenty of leftovers so I can put some in the freezer for another time! I also prepared some Cornbread Ears, using Martha White Corn Meal. It’s just normal Cornbread but baked in a cast iron mold that looks like ears of corn, thus Cornbread Ears. For dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Del Monte No Sugar Added Sliced Peaches.

 

 

 

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili

Ground Buffalo

Ground Buffalo

Ingredients
2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers

 
Directions:
*Brown Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and the cheese and crackers.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea BuffaloWild Idea
Ground Round, 99% Lean
We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this super lean meat. It is rich and dark in taste and color. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes.

 

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/

Healthy Thai Food Recipes

May 19, 2013 at 11:11 AM | Posted in cooking, diabetes | 1 Comment
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Some delicious and healthy Thai Food Recipes from theEating Well web site. http://www.eatingwell.com/?utm_source=EWTWNL&esrc=nwewtw

 

Eating Well

 

Healthy Thai Food Recipes
Healthy Thai food recipes that are easy to make at home.
Thai food is full of flavor, but you don’t need a pantry full of exotic ingredients to prepare it. If you like to make Thai recipes at home, it’s a good idea to keep fish sauce, garlic, chiles and lime juice on hand. These simple Thai recipes will get you started making terrific Thai food at home.
Thai Chicken & Mango Stir-Fry
Both ripe and underripe mango work well in this chicken and vegetable stir-fry. If the mangoes you have are less ripe, use 2 teaspoons brown sugar. If they’re ripe and sweet, just use 1 teaspoon or omit the brown sugar altogether….

 

Thai Bouillabaisse
This flavorful seafood soup combines elements of the famous French bouillabaisse with the distinct Thai flavors of lemongrass, lime, ginger and hot chiles. Use two chile peppers if you like heat. Be sure to simmer, not boil, the soup or the seafood will be overcooked. Serve with a crusty whole-grain baguette to soak up the broth……

 

* Click the link below to get these and other great Thai recipes.

 

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_thai_food_recipes?utm_source=EWTWNL&esrc=nwewtw051413

One of America’s Favorites – Jalapeño Peppers

May 6, 2013 at 7:46 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 1 Comment
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The jalapeño or jalapeño (pron.: /ˌhæləˈpiːnjoʊ/ or /ˌhæləˈpeɪnjoʊ/, Spanish: [xalaˈpeɲo]) is a medium-sized chili pepper. A mature

Immature Jalapeños that are still in the plant pot

Immature Jalapeños that are still in the plant pot

jalapeño fruit is 2–3½ inches (5–9 cm) long and is commonly picked and consumed while still green, but occasionally it is allowed to fully ripen and turn crimson red. It is a cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum originating in Mexico, which is a bush that grows 2–4 feet (60–120 cm) tall. It is named after Xalapa, Veracruz, where it was traditionally cultivated. About 160 square kilometres (40,000 acres) are dedicated for the cultivation in Mexico, primarily in the Papaloapan river basin in the north of the state of Veracruz and in the Delicias, Chihuahua, area. Jalapeños are cultivated on smaller scales in Jalisco, Nayarit, Sonora, Sinaloa, and Chiapas. Jalapeño juice is often used as a remedy for seasonal allergies and cardiovascular problems.

 

The jalapeño is variously named in Mexico as huachinango and chile gordo. The cuaresmeño closely resembles the jalapeño. The seeds of a cuaresmeño have the heat of a jalapeño, but the flesh has a mild flavor close to a green bell pepper.
Jalapeño is of Nahuatl and Spanish origin. The Spanish suffix -eño signifies that the noun originates in the place modified by the suffix, similar to the English -(i)an. The jalapeño is named after the Mexican town of Xalapa (also spelled Jalapa). Xalapa is itself of Nahuatl derivation, formed from roots xālli [‘ʃaː.l.ːi] “sand” and āpan [‘aː.pan] “water place.”
As of 1999, 5,500 acres (22 km2) in the United States were dedicated to the cultivation of jalapeños. Most jalapeños are produced in southern New Mexico and western Texas.

 

Jalapeños are a pod type of Capsicum. The growing period is 70–80 days. When mature, the plant stands two and a half to three feet (75 to 100 cm) tall. Typically, a plant produces 25 to 35 pods. During a growing period, a plant will be picked multiple times. As the growing season ends, jalapeños start to turn red, which may make them less desirable. Jalapeños thrive in a number of soil types and temperatures, provided they have adequate water. Once picked, individual peppers may turn to red of their own accord. The peppers can be eaten green or red.

 
Jalapeños have 2,500 – 10,000 Scoville heat units. Compared to other chilis, the jalapeño has a heat level that varies from mild to hot depending on cultivation and preparation. The heat, caused by capsaicin and related compounds, is concentrated in the membrane (placenta) surrounding the seeds. Handling fresh jalapeños will cause skin irritation. Some handlers wear latex or vinyl gloves while cutting, skinning, or seeding jalapeños. When preparing jalapeños, hands should not come in contact with the eyes, as this leads to painful burning and redness.

 

 

Serving styles:

Ripened jalapeños, red in color.

Ripened jalapeños, red in color.

*Stuffed jalapeños are hollowed out fresh jalapeños (served cooked or raw) that are stuffed, often with a mix containing seafood, meat, poultry, and/or cheese.
*Pickled jalapeños, sliced or whole, are often served hot or cold on top of nachos, which are tortilla chips with melted cheese on top, a traditional Tex-Mex dish
*Chipotles are smoked, ripe jalapeños.
*Jalapeño jelly can be prepared using jelling methods.
*Jalapeño peppers are often muddled and served in mixed drinks.
*Jalapeño poppers, also called armadillo eggs, are an appetizer; jalapeños are stuffed with cheese, usually cheddar or cream cheese, breaded or wrapped in bacon, and cooked.
*Chiles toreados are fresh jalapeños that are sauteed in oil until the skin is blistered all over. They are sometimes served with melted cheese on top.
*Texas toothpicks are jalapeños and onions shaved into straws, lightly breaded, and deep fried.
*Chopped jalapeños are a common ingredient in many salsas and chilis
*Jalapeño slices are commonly served in Vietnamese Pho.

Cajun-Style Grits with Blackeye Salsa

February 9, 2013 at 10:58 AM | Posted in beans | Leave a comment
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I came across this earlier today and just wanted to pass it along for all the Vegetarians out there. It sounds delicious, I’ll keep you updated if I prepare it.
Cajun-Style Grits with Blackeye Salsa

Cajun-Style Grits:

2 cups Water
1 tablespoon chopped Jalapeño Chili
1/2 teaspoon Ground Roasted Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
2/3 cup Quick-Cooking Grits
1 cup (4 ounces) Kraft Reduced Fat Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
1/2 can (15-ounce size) Blackeyes, rinsed, drained, coarsely chopped (or 3/4 cup cooked)

Blackeye Salsa:
1/2 can (15-ounce size) Blackeyes, rinsed, drained, coarsely chopped (or 3/4 cup cooked)
1 cups chopped Tomatoes
3 tablespoons chopped Onion
1 tablespoon minced Jalapeño Chile
1 tablespoon Lime Juice
1/2 teaspoon Ground Roasted Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
Directions:

* For Cajun-Style Grits: Combine water, jalapeño chile, cumin and salt in medium saucepan; heat to boiling. Gradually stir in grits. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in cheese and blackeyes.
* Spoon grits onto plates, then spoon Blackeye Salsa over grits.
* For Blackeye Salsa: Combine all ingredients. Let stand 20 to 30 minutes before serving. Makes about 2 1/2 cups
Makes 4 servings (about 3/4 cup each).

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 11, 2013 at 10:38 AM | Posted in BEEF, bison, chili, cooking | Leave a comment
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Marinate the meat for your chili in beer. It’s a great tenderizer for tough inexpensive cuts of beef, and it will add great flavor! All you need to do is soak the meat for an hour before cooking, or marinate it overnight in the refrigerator.

Spice up the new year

January 3, 2013 at 10:50 AM | Posted in spices and herbs | 1 Comment
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Spice up the new year
Herbs and spices can enhance color, taste and aroma of dishes and save on the calories

By Alexis Larsen

Many people making a New Year’s resolution to lose weight may believe that patience, willpower and restraint doesn’t sound like it will taste very good.
Almost any dietician would beg to differ.
The Mayo Clinic’s website suggests jazzing up meals for those looking to cut calories: “Whether you’re just starting a plan for healthy eating or have been following a healthy diet for years, sticking to it can sometimes be challenging. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring or tiresome. Flavorful food combinations, new cooking ideas and an inventive spirit can add pizazz to your meals and snacks, and keep you motivated to meet your goals for healthy eating.”
One way to do that is by cooking with herbs and spices as a way to enhance color, taste and aroma and as a way to lessen the amount of salt and fat that are often relied on to flavor recipes.
Here are two recipes from the Mayo Clinic for winter weather soups that go easy on the waistline without sacrificing the flavor that keeps it interesting.
Here are two recipes from the Mayo Clinic for winter weather soups that go easy on the waistline without sacrificing the flavor that keeps it interesting.
CURRIED CARROT SOUP
A splash of lime juice and a blend of spices transform an everyday carrot soup into a sophisticated indulgence. Accompany the soup with a green salad and crusty whole-grain bread for a complete meal.
Serves 6
Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon mustard seed
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon peeled and chopped fresh ginger
1/2 jalapeno chili, seeded
2 teaspoons curry powder
5 cups chicken stock, vegetable stock or broth
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (fresh coriander), plus leaves for garnish
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 tablespoons low-fat sour cream or fat-free plain yogurt
Grated zest of 1 lime
Directions
In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the mustard seed. When the seeds just start to pop, after about 1 minute, add the onion and saute until soft and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the carrots, ginger, jalapeno and curry powder and saute until the seasonings are fragrant, about 3 minutes.
Add 3 cups of the stock, raise the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the carrots are tender, about 6 minutes.
In a blender or food processor, puree the soup in batches until smooth and return to the saucepan. Stir in the remaining 2 cups stock. Return the soup to medium heat and reheat gently. Just before serving, stir in the chopped cilantro and lime juice. Season with the salt, if desired.
Ladle into warmed individual bowls. Garnish with a drizzle of yogurt, a sprinkle of lime zest and cilantro leaves.

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI
To add more variety in flavor, color and texture, add several different beans, including kidney, garbanzo or black beans, or add more chopped vegetables, such as carrots and celery. If you add these vegetables, increase the amount of chicken broth to accommodate the added ingredients.
Serves 8
Ingredients
1 can (10 ounces) white chunk chicken
3 cups cooked white beans
1 can (14.5 ounces) low-sodium diced tomatoes
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
1 medium red pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Cayenne pepper, to taste
6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
6 ounces low-fat baked tortilla chips (about 65 chips)
Directions
In a large soup pot, add the chicken, beans, tomatoes and chicken broth. Cover and simmer over medium heat.
Meanwhile, spray a nonstick frying pan with cooking spray. Add the onions, peppers and garlic and saute until the vegetables are soft, 3 to 5 minutes.
Add the onion and pepper mixture to the soup pot. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, oregano and, as desired, cayenne pepper. Simmer for about 10 minutes, or until all the vegetables are soft.
Ladle into warmed bowls. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 teaspoon cilantro. Serve with baked chips on the side (about 6 to 8 chips with each serving of chili).

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/lifestyles/spice-up-the-new-year/nThG8/

Three Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

December 22, 2012 at 6:23 PM | Posted in beans, chili, Crock Pot, spices and herbs, turkey | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Three Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread
Well Winter is here to stay. Not quite as windy but another cold but sunny Winter day. So like yesterday I wanted a hearty and healthy 3 Bean Turkey Chili 001dinner that would warm you up a bit. So I prepared Three Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread!

 
I love this Chili! Made in a Crockpot, which makes it a breeze to clean up. I just get everything prepped and ready in the morning and load the Crockpot up! I make it with Honeysuckle White Extra Lean Ground Turkey and 3 different Beans; Spicy Chili Beans, Dark Red Low Sodium Kidney Beans, and Cannellini White Beans. I add 1 Packet of McCormick Chili Mix to it and then load up the great spices on top of it; 1 Tbs Minced Garlic, 1/2 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tsp. Ground Roasted Cumin, 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon, 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves, and 5 Dashes (or more) of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste! I also add 2 small cans of Tomato Paste and 1/2 cup of Water. Cover with lid and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours). I cooked mine on low for about 5 1/2 hors. After about 2 hours everything starts to come together and the aroma of the simmering Chili starts to fill the kitchen! Too Good!! I left the full recipe at the bottom of the post.

 

I also baked a small cast iron skillet of Cornbread. Cornbread and Chili are the perfect couple. I used Martha White Corn Meal Mix. I guess I use the Martha White Brand because my Mom always used it along with my Grandmother. It’s easy to fix, the instructions are on the bag. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil instead of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small cast iron skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size. For dessert a mini Banana Split. I make it with a Dole Mini Banana (that I split in half), Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream, Smuckers Sugar Free Hot Fudge Topping, and Walnut pieces.

 
3 Bean Turkey Chili3 Bean Turkey Chili 002

Ingredients:

1 lb. Honey Suckle White Extra Lean 99/1 Ground turkey
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Light Sodium Kidney Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Cannellini Beans, rinsed
3/4 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 Tbs Minced Garlic
1/2 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Ground cumin
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Oyster Crackers, Reduced Fat
Directions:

*COOK turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and the cheese and crackers.

*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste.

*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread ears.

 

 

The Martha White Corn Meal3 Bean Turkey Chili 003

White Self-Rising Corn Meal Mix. Self Rising White Enriched with Hot Rize®

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 Tbsp (31g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g1%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 440mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 22g7%
Dietary Fiber 2g6%
Protein 2g
Calcium2%Iron6%Thiamin10%Riboflavin6%Niacin6%Folic Acid15%

3 Bean Turkey Chili and Cornbread

October 14, 2012 at 6:18 PM | Posted in beans, chili, Crock Pot, diabetes, diabetes friendly, ground turkey, Kraft Cheese, spices and herbs | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Turkey Chili and Cornbread

 

I had used my last 3 Bean Turkey Chili so it was time to make a new batch! I always make plenty so I can freeze several servings of it. So for dinner it was comfort food Heaven, 3 Bean Turkey Chili and Cornbread. I love this Chili! I make it with Honeysuckle White Extra Lean Ground Turkey and 3 different Beans; Spicy Chili Beans, Dark Red Low Sodium Kidney Beans, and Great Northern White Beans. I add 1 Packet of McCormick Chili Mix to it and then load up the great spices on top of it; 1 Tbs Minced Garlic, 1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tsp. Ground Roasted Cumin, 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves, and 5 Dashes (or more) of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste! I also add 2 small cans of Tomato Paste and 1/2 cup of Water. COVER with lid and cook and simmer on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours). I cooked mine on low for about 5 1/2 hours. You’ll love the aroma as it slowly cooks. When ready I topped with just a bit of fresh grated Smoked Dutch Gouda and about 3 shakes of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.

 

I also baked a small cast iron skillet of Cornbread. Cornbread and Chili are the perfect couple. I used Martha White Corn Meal Mix. It’s easy to fix, the instructions are on the bag. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil instead of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small cast iron skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size. For dessert later a slice of Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread topped with a scoop of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.

 

3 Bean Turkey Chili

 

Ingredients

Mmmmm, smell those spices!

1 lb. Ground turkey
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 Tbs Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tsp. Ground Cumin
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Smoked Dutch Gouda
Oyster Crackers

 
Directions:
*COOK turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and the cheese and crackers.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread ears.

Three Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

August 8, 2012 at 5:14 PM | Posted in beans, chili, Crock Pot, diabetes, diabetes friendly, ground turkey, low calorie, low carb | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Three Bean Turkey Chili w/ Cornbread

 

I had planned on having 3 Bean Turkey Chili and went to the freezer and found out I was out of it. Having my mind set on the Chili I gathered all the ingredients and heated up my older and smaller crock pot.

I love this Chili! I make it with Honeysuckle White Extra Lean Ground Turkey and 3 different Beans; Spicy Chili Beans, Dark Red Low Sodium Kidney Beans, and Great Northern White Beans. I add 1 Packet of McCormick Chili Mix to it and then load up the great spices on top of it; 1 Tbs Minced Garlic, 1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick), 1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick), 1 Tsp. Ground Roasted Cumin, 1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves, and 5 Dashes (or more) of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste! I also add 2 small cans of Tomato Paste and 1/2 cup of Water. COVER with lid and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours). I cooked mine on low for about 5 1/2 hors. After about 2 hours everything starts to come together and the aroma of the simmering Chili starts to fill the kitchen! Too Good!! I left the full recipe at the bottom of the post.

I also baked a small cast iron skillet of Cornbread. Cornbread and Chili are the perfect couple. I used Martha White Corn Meal Mix. I guess I use the Martha White Brand because my Mom always used it along with my Grandmother. It’s easy to fix, the instructions are on the bag. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil insted of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small cast iron skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size. For dessert a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar added Sliced Peaches and No Sugar Added Sliced Pears. What a meal!! Plus plenty leftover to freeze.
3 Bean Turkey Chili

Ingredients

1 lb. Ground turkey
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed

Spicy Chili Beans, Kidney Beans, Great Northern White Beans

1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 Tbs Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tsp. Ground cumin
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Oyster Crackers, Reduced Fat
*COOK turkey in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and the cheese and crackers.

*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste.

*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread ears.

Potatoes Goodness Unearthed

July 11, 2012 at 9:52 AM | Posted in Food, potatoes | Leave a comment
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If you like potatoes as much as I do you’ll love this web site, http://www.potatogoodness.com/index.php This site has it all recipes, nutrition info, and just about everything you would want to know about the “Spud” Check it out and you can subscribe to their newsletter. I left recipe below from the web site recipe collection below along with web site link.

Quick & Healthy Chile Lime Potato Tacos

Recipe By: US Potato Board
Servings: 4 Ready Time: 25 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min
About Recipe:
This recipe is great for people who crave Mexican food but strive to consume fewer calories. The chili and lime flavors make this recipe so tasty and with all variations under 250 calories and 7 grams of fat per serving, this is a perfect recipe to include in a low-calorie diet. Adding potatoes to your taco increases the potassium and vitamin c, without adding fat or cholesterol.
Ingredients
1/2 pound Yukon Gold or red potatoes, cut into bite-size cubes
Olive oil cooking spray
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 pound diced boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup red chili enchilada sauce
1/4 cup finely chopped poblano, Anaheim or bell pepper
1 teaspoon Mexican seasoning blend
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
8 small corn tortillas*, warmed or crunchy taco shells
Shredded cabbage or romaine lettuce, diced tomato, diced avocado, thinly sliced radishes, fresh cilantro leaves and salsa (optional toppers)
8 lime wedges
Directions
Place potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for 5 to 7 minutes. Spray a large skillet liberally with cooking spray. Add potatoes and onion; cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring and coating with cooking spray occasionally. Stir in chicken, pepper and seasoning and cook for 5 minutes more. Add red chili enchilada sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Place equal amounts of cheese on each tortillas and heat in a skillet until cheese is melted. Add potato mixture and any other desired toppings. Serve with lime wedge.
Nutrition
Cal: 220 Chol: 40mg Sodium: 200mg
Fat: 5g Vitamin C 25% Potassium: 415mg
Carb: 25 Fiber: 2g Protein: 19g

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The Simple Seagan

Simple recipes for the vegan, who sometimes eats seafood.

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Life with 5 chickens, a food-obsessed dog, a cranky beardie and a crazy cat. Oh, and some fish.

Front Porch Bakery

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R & L Foods

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Tip to Tail Gourmet

Start to finish, Tip to Tail!

Raody Recipes

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Southern Fusion Cooking

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