Now I know we are in the middle of Summer here in the UK, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it, that’s for sure. So this Skinny Chilli is just the ticket to perk you up. My turkey chilli with black beans and tomatoes is a wonderfully light version of the traditional chilli con carne.
Turkey is for all year round…not just for Christmas and in my humble opinion we don’t eat nearly enough of it. This chilli is deliciously comforting, seriously easy and will give you one good thing to feel happy about during this Wintery spell.
It’s lovely enough that you can serve this for friends when they come over, but I also love cooking up a big batch and eating it for throughout the week. It also freezes beautifully, so it’s well worth doubling the batch and saving some for a rainy day.
This skinny chilli literally could not be easier to make. But this recipe is by no means prescriptive – nothing terrible will happen if you add a dash more of this and a splash more of that. Don’t panic if you don’t have all the right spices, just experiment and give it a go.
- 500g turkey mince
- 2 tins chopped tomatoes
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 can of cooked black beans
- 1 teaspoon of hot chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- salt, pepper
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- Take a heavy bottomed saucepan and add the coconut oil. Allow it to melt and then add the chopped onion. Allow to cook over a gentle heat for five minutes or so until the onion has softened, but is not coloured.
- Add the crushed garlic, the cumin, paprika, honey, chilli powder and salt and pepper. Cook for 30 seconds or so, just don't allow the garlic to burn.
- Then add the turkey mince. Use a wooden spoon to break up the turkey and cook until all the pinkness has disappeared.
- Then add the tinned tomatoes. Fill up one of the empty tins with water and then add this to the pan as well. Give it all a good stir. Then allow to simmer gently for about 45 mins to 1 hour.
- By this point the sauce should be lovely and thick and seriously delicious.
- Add the balsamic vinegar and the drained black beans. Give it a taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.
I hope you love it!
I love serving mine with avocado, either as a guacamole or simply sliced. Add a handful of jalapeños, some lettuce, sour cream, a good sprinkling of strong cheddar and some tortilla chips!
So comforting, so delicious and so easy!
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(originally published on Aug 11, 2015)