Yummy Filling Chili!
Sunday, December 17, 2017
I made a Weight Watcher recipe yesterday: Turkey, Bean and Veggie Chili. It is absolutely yummy! I used 99% lean ground turkey. The thickening in this recipe is fat free refried beans. It also has kidney beans. The veggies are diced canned tomatoes and fresh onion, garlic, celery, carrots, and bell peppers. The recipe called for a 12 inch skillet, but I found that wasn't big enough, so I suspect my veggies were bigger than the recipe's author envisioned. The seasonings are what you'd expect in a chili, but I thought it turned out just perfect. I used no salt added tomatoes, so my hubby and grandchild thought it needed more salt. It was my main dish and a side dish for them, but that works for us. Since it is a WW recipe, I don't think I should put the link in this blog, but here is a link to a similar recipe in SparkRecipes which I put at the end of this blog. My recipe didn't have cinnamon, but did have paprika. If you make the changes I've mentioned (leaner turkey and more veggies) it would be very similar to mine. The SparkRecipe has zucchini in it and more variety of beans. I'm sure I'd like that version, though if DH knows there is any kind of squash in it, he won't take a bite.
This particular recipe has not one ingredient that you have to track in WW. That clearly does not mean I can eat the whole thing! It is very filling and satisfying, and a great thing to eat when you are flat out of WW points. But to be successful on this WW program I am going to have to use some good sense and restraint. It is not a game to see how much you can eat for zero points!!
I served the chili last eve and had a little with my eggs this morning. I now have some in the refrigerator and three big containers of it frozen. I will be enjoying it for a long time! Here's a picture of my creation: