A little bit about Robin

I was born in raised in Alabama and am proud of my Southern roots. I love to write and share life experiences, thoughts, and crafty ideas about interesting things past and present. Welcome to my neck of the woods. Sit down and swing a while.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Throw It All In The Pot Chili

After the big snow Saturday, Michael and I thought it would be a great idea to make chili and cornbread. I used to have a great fiesta style chili recipe...but lost it. When we went to the Publix to get the ingredients, I just made the recipe up in my head and added things to the cart that looked like they might be good in our chili.




Ingredients:
1 pound turkey meat(we always keep turkey meat in our frig. It is low fat and really good)
1 can black beans
1 can white beans kidney beans (or red if you prefer)
1 can diced tomatoes
1/4-cup salsa(I like medium, but HOT is great for that extra kick)
1 green pepper-chopped
1 red pepper-chopped
1 orange or yellow pepper-chopped
1/4 cup red onion
2 tbs flour(I l like wheat flower)
Sour Cream(fat free if your watching your weight)
Shredded Cheese(fat free option as well)
Texas Peat’s hot sauce
Chili powder

Place meat in mixing bowl and knead it with 2 tbs of flour. The flour keeps the meat from separating too much and makes the chili thick and less watery. Brown meat, sauté peppers and onions. Put peppers and onions on pot with meat. Stir a while and then throw everything else in. Season to taste with salt, pepper chili powder and hot sauce. Let simmer for 45 minutes. Garnish with sour cream and cheese. YUM!

Corn Bread is simple, just look at the back of the package on the cornmeal for directions. BUT, I like to add two teaspoons or sugar or Splenda for that sweet southern taste. If you really want your bread sweet, replace a 1/2 a cup of corn meal with white cake mix. Your muffins will be so fluffy and really GOOD!

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