Another rainy day which means more Kitchen Therapy!!! We had this for lunch/dinner today and what a great day for it! I started out searching for a recipe for turkey chili and couldn't find one that I liked, so I created this. Yup....for a change it's not a 'tweaked' recipe! It's a Chez Jan original! After I give you the recipe the way I made it, I'll give you My Spin which will explain the 'Combo' in the name.
BLACK BEAN & TURKEY COMBO
Makes 8 Servings
1 Serving = @ 1 Cup = 4 PointsPlus™
1 onion, chopped (or 2 shallots, chopped)
1 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
3 cups fat-free/reduced sodium chicken broth
1 can (11 oz.) Mexican-style corn, drained
2 cans (15 oz. Each) black beans, rinsed & drained, divided
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 can (15.4 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 cup cooked boneless/skinless turkey breast, cut up into small bite-sized pieces
In a 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, garlic and carrots for @5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened. Add the chili powder and cumin; cook & stir for @2 minutes. Add the broth, 1 can of black beans, corn and black pepper. Bring to a boil.
In the meantime, in a blender or food processor or by hand, puree/mash together the diced tomatoes and the remaining can of black beans. Add to the pot along with the turkey.
Reduce heat and simmer @20 minutes or until the carrots are tender.
MY SPIN: Made this way (and pictured above), this recipe is more like a stew. If you wanted it to make it more like a soup, add another cup of chicken broth. To make it more like a chili, add another tsp chili powder and use 1/2 cup LESS of the chicken broth. TaDa: Combo! I was going to call it 'Sotewli'....a combo of soup, stew & chili. The only thing I will do differently the next time I make this, and I will make it again, is to add more carrots and garlic, but that's just a personal preference.
Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court! *The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark.*