Archive | December, 2012

Recipe of the Week -Simple Quick Chili

13 Dec

Simple, Quick Chili

This is a fantastic meal because of the ease, quickness and nutritious elements like beans, tomatoes and lean protein provided by the meat. This is a quick go-to meal when you need a quick, yet hearty meal.


1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey

1/2 cup chopped onion

Chili Seasoning Mix (recipe below)

1/2 cup water

1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, undrained

Chili Seasoning Mix (ingredients bleow)

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (use gluten free flour mix if possible)
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried, minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


 Tip- Make in large batches and freeze for future meals

Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet. Cook meat beef and onions over medium heat until it is no longer pink. Stir in chili seasoning mix, then add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Serve with a fresh green salad.