Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Weeknight Chili

I could name this so many things...Single Girl Chili, Chili Small Enough That You Don't Turn Into A Bean Because You Ate it Everyday for a Week Chili, Fast and Furious Chili...but I settled on:

Weeknight Chili
1/2 lb ground turkey
1 can black beans, drained, not rinsed
1 chopped tomato
2 small carrots, scredded
1/2 med. onion chopped
1 chile in adobo, chopped
2 T tomato paste
1 cup water
2 T chili powder
1 t cumin
1 T salt
1 t vegetable oil

Heat oil, and cook onion and shredded carrots. Add turkey and brown. Add beans, chile in adobo, and tomato. Season with chili powder and cumin and salt. Whisk paste and water and add. Bring to a simmer. CHili should thicken. Taste. Dip tortilla chips in it. And then season with more chili powder if you'd like.

We are putting this on baked potatoes tonight. Or I may just eat it alone if the damn potatoes don't cook in time for me to go to Job Numero Dos.

It looks like real, all day, chili, don't it??

Ways to change: use kidney beans, chili beans with seasoning (I was out), use beer instead of water, use canned tomato with green chiles, use tomato sauce instead of paste/water mix, use beef, use leftover stew meat, oh it goes on and on.

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