I posted this easy recipe on my insta stories last week & had a ton of interest in it! And a ton of requests to publish it on the blog, so by popular demand….here it is! This is so perfect for fall & incredibly easy. You can even prepare it ahead of time & freeze it for later use. It’s a healthy & hearty meal packed with savory flavors!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 15 oz can organic diced tomatoes
1 8 oz can organic tomato sauce
1 15 oz can organic, low-fat/sodium pinto beans
1 15 oz can organic, low fat/sodium dark red kidney beans
3 cloves garlic
Half a purple or white onion
3 stalks celery
3 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 Tbsp oregano
*optional* 1 tsp red pepper flakes
*optional* about 1/4 cup chicken stock
Sour cream & shredded cheddar cheese for topping
Salt & pepper to taste
First you’ll want to chop up you onion, celery & garlic. I don’t like huge chunks of veggies so I cut all of mine up pretty small. That’s to your own discretion though 🙂
While you’re chopping your veggies, heat up some olive oil in a large skillet. I used about a tablespoon or so.
Toss everything in the skillet & sauté for about 3 minutes or so. Or until the veggies begin to soften. Then you’ll want to add in your turkey.
I like to push the veggies to the sides of the pan to get the meat started. Once it starts to brown just keep giving it a good stir to makes sure it all gets cooked through.
Let that meat sit & cook for a few & start adding in your other ingredients to the crock pot. Pour in your tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans [do not drain or rinse] & seasonings.
The last thing I add in is a water & chicken stock mix. I get one of the 15 oz cans and fill it 3/4 with water & 1/4 chicken stock just to give it a tad more flavor. Pour that in the crock pot with your turkey/veggie mix & stir it all together.
Then you let it sit for 2-4 hours on low. Or, at this point I would let the meat and veggies cool then bag it up to stick it in the freezer. If you can let it sit closer to 4 hours the flavors will really mash up!
I like to top mine off with some shredded cheddar or Colby jack cheese & sour cream.
Crackers & cornbread are 👌🏻 with this too. Or pour it over some Fritos for a fancy Frito pie 💁🏻♀️.
As always, God bless †
& happy eating