It’s that time of year again. You know, the time when a little cough can (and usually does, especially if you have little ones running around) lead into a week full of stuffy noses and sleepless nights. Somehow, not quite sure how yet, when we were on vacation in California all four of us came down with a head cold. It did not make the eleven hour car ride home very enjoyable. I knew when I was planning out meals for the week that lots of soups and stews would be necessary to help keep us warm and fight the cold.
When I was going through the ads I saw that Smith’s had ground turkey on sale for $1.99/lb. I also had a coupon for $1 so I was able to snag a few pounds at just $.99/each! Now the question was what to make. I am not a huge fan of turkey burgers and would pick ground beef over turkey any day of the week. But turkey is healthier and, this time, it was quite a bit less expensive. One of my favorite meals to make when the weather gets cooler is chili. Not only is it a warm dish but the extra kick of spice really warms me up on a cool day.
This turkey chili is a little on the mild side. My nose was already running like crazy (TMI?) and I didn’t need it running even more from all the spices, but it turned out really, really good. I paired it with my Applesauce Cornbread and it made for a yummy dinner and there was even enough left for lunches the last few days. So if you are looking for a mild chili or a dish to help fight a nasty case of the head cold this is the one! (Note: I am not a doctor and eating the chili will not cure a cold by itself, but it is a good addition to lots of rest and staying indoors)
1 lb. ground turkey
2 cans (15 oz) diced tomatoes
2 cans (8 oz) tomato sauce
2 cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp chili podwer
1/2 tsp cumin
Add all ingredients to slow cooker and cook on low 4-6 hours.
If you want to add more heat up the amount of chili powder and cumin.
To make ahead as a freezer meal, add all ingredients into a ziplock bag and place flat in freezer. Let thaw for 1 hour before cooking.
What tricks do you have to fight the cold and flu season?
So so yummy! I actually have a recipe similar to this one! I love soups.. Something’s i do, is right when I start to feel stuffy or warm, I drink tons of vitamin c (those packets) with warm water. And I make everyone in my house drink them too. Morning and night! We hardly ever get sick.. Oh no, I think I’m setting myself up for this one haha
That is a great idea!! I am not a big fan of them but my hubby likes them. And come to think about it we are completely out… looks like I need to run to Walmart. Thanks for the reminder Bianca. Knock on wood and hopefully your family stays healthy 🙂
I love turkey chili. My kiddos don’t care for it too much but I love how simple it can be to create + tasty! Pinned 🙂
Thanks Heather! And I totally agree, simple and easy are my favorite kinds of recipes!
I’m not a huge chili fan, but this recipe actually sounds really good to me! I think I will give it a try! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Ah thank you so much Heather! You’ll have to tell me what you think of it if you try it!
I love chili… never tried it with turkey though! Pinning to try later!
Thanks so much Gina! Hope you are having a great week!
Kim @ Life is a Lullaby says
I use turkey in my chili too – such a great time to start making chili again!
It definitely is! We got snow here yesterday 🙁
I’m a huge chili fanatic, thanks for sharing your recipe!! I often use a combo of ground turkey and turkey sausage 🙂
Thanks Rebecca! I like the idea of adding sausage too! I may have to try that next time.
Mike Huiwitz says
Mmmm. I love chili. So this looks about perfect.
CJ Huang says
This turkey chili sounds great, especially with the colder weather coming up! I hope you can stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!
Thank you Cj! And thanks for the party invite! Hope you are having a great week!
I love anything that has chili in it.. This would not last long at our house.
Thanks Fareeha! It doesn’t last long in our house either. 🙂