This week has been nuts, seriously, we’ve ran non-stop and we’re still wiping noses which is about as fun as it sounds.
Since I MEANT to drop in yesterday for what I ate Wednesday OR What I wore Wednesday and didn’t – I’m going to share a recipe with y’all today!
I am going to go ahead and link up this recipe with Peas & Crayons!
Who wants a HEALTHY (low cal) EASY Chili Bean recipe?!?
You do? Awesome.
Now, let me start by saying that this is fairly high in sodium which isn’t really an issues for me because I eat a pretty low sodium diet BUT if you’re eating a lot of fast food or canned foods throughout the day this dish is not necessarily “healthy” for you. The good news is that you can make it lower sodium by either getting the “no salt added” or “lower sodium” cans of things OR cooking your own beans without a ton of salt.
Ok, now, let’s get to it!
- 1 large can of tomato sauce
- 4 cans of beans of choice (I used three pintos and 1 black beans)
- 1 packet of chili seasoning mix
- 1 pound ground turkey (or beef or chicken…whatever you’d like)
- Options: diced green pepper and/or onion (I usually add this but didn’t have them and it’s just as yummy without)
Now, here comes the hard part (just joking).
Brown the meat as you would normally and then in a separate pot simmer all of the other ingredients EXCEPT THE CHILI MIX.
Once the bean/tomato sauce pot is boiling and the ground turkey is browned, drain the meat and add it and the seasoning mix to the pot. Stir until mixed together well.
Bring back up to a boil, stirring often to prevent it from sticking. Reduce heat and let simmer for a few minutes.
Now that’s a yummy recipe for the cool fall/winter nights that are coming!
Oh…here’s the estimated nutrition facts. The sodium count is a little less in my recipe because I did use reduced sodium black beans but I couldn’t find reduced sodium pintos (which I do normally use in this but I went to a different grocery store). Again, reduce the sodium as much as you can if you already eat a high sodium diet (aka – fast food, lunch meat, canned or frozen foods/meals).
Serving Size = 1 cup!