I am going to work out in the basement after I post this. I am done with my 75oz water jug and have had 5 cups of green tea. I had a snack of a Smudgie not too long ago and for breakfast I had oatmeal. For lunch/dinner I had a bowl of chili with some oyster crackers. I enjoyed my chili so much I thought I would share my recipe below.
I don't have too much to say today. I am staying on track and am staying positive!
MARILYN'S SPICY TURKEY CHILI
YIELDS ABOUT 7 - 255 CALORIE 2 CUP SERVINGS
WHOLE BATCH: 1,367 CALORIES
1 CHOPPED ONION
1 SEEDED AND MINCED JALAPEÑO
1 POUND GROUND TURKEY
1 CHOPPED GREEN PEPPER
4 MINCED CLOVES OF GARLIC
1 -15oz CAN DEL MONTE DICED BASIL, GARLIC & OREGANO TOMATOES
1 -15oz CAN BUSH'S KIDNEY BEANS
1 -15 oz CAN BUSH'S CHILI BEANS
1 -6oz CAN TOMATO PASTE
2 CUPS WATER
EXTRA LIGHT OLIVE OIL
2 TABLESPOONS OF CHILI POWDER
1/2 TEASPOON PAPRIKA
1/2 TEASPOON DRIED OREGANO
1/2 TEASPOON GROUND CAYENNE PEPPER
1/2 TEASPOON GROUND CUMIN
1/2 TEASPOON SALT
1/2 TEASPOON GROUND BLACK PEPPER
DIRECTIONS: HEAT A LITTLE BIT OF OLIVE OIL IN A FRYING PAN AND ADD WHOLE POUND OF GROUND TURKEY. CHOP UP IN PAN AND SEASON WITH DESIRED AMOUNT OF GARLIC POWDER, PEPPER & SALT. ADD 3 MINCED GARLIC CLOVES AND COOK TURKEY UNTIL BROWNED. AFTER TURKEY IS BROWNED ADD WHOLE CHOPPED GREEN PEPPER AND LET SIT ON MEDIUM STIRRING ON AND OFF. WHILE TURKEY AND GREEN PEPPER ARE STILL COOKING; IN A LARGE POT ADD WATER, CAN OF KIDNEY BEANS (DO NOT DRAIN), CAN OF CHILI BEANS (DO NOT DRAIN), CAN OF DICED TOMATOES (DO NOT DRAIN), CHOPPED CELERY, WHOLE CHOPPED ONION, WHOLE MINCED JALAPEÑO & 1 MINCED CLOVE OF GARLIC. ONCE IT STARTS TO BOIL ADD TURKEY AND GREEN PEPPER MIXTURE AND ALL SPICES EXCEPT GARLIC POWDER. AFTER IT BOILS FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES, STIR IN CAN OF TOMATO PASTE. STIR CONSISTENTLY AND LET BOIL FOR ABOUT 10 MORE MINUTES THEN LET IT SIMMER FOR ABOUT A HALF HOUR UNTIL IT THICKENS, STIRRING ABOUT EVERY 10 MINUTES. KEEP COOKING UNTIL DESIRED CONSISTENCY AND ENJOY!
NOTE: IT WILL SEEM VERY WATERY AT FIRST BUT WILL THICKEN UP NICELY! DO NOT ADD ANYTHING ELSE TO THICKEN!
(LEVEL OF SPICY IS MILD - ADD SEEDS OF JALAPEÑO IF YOU LIKE IT REAL HOT!)
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.