Turkey Chili with Sweet Potato
I gotta tell ya...this stuff was good! Both of these pictures were taken before the chili was done and the sweet potato had cooked down a bit and softened. We both liked it just as well as "regular" chili. This one is supposed to be healthier for you, and I suppose it is. The original recipe came from the skinnytaste website. I added lots more of the spices because it was just bland their way. Here's what I did...
Turkey Chili with Sweet Potato
1 pkg (20 oz.) Jennie-O ground turkey
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
3 cloves garlic, shopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
2 bay leaves
Chopped jalapeno, fresh or from a jar (optional for heat!)
10-oz can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
8-oz can tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
handful of chopped cilantro
Brown turkey in a skillet breaking it apart as it cooks. Add salt, onion, garlic, and spices and cook until onion is translucent. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce, sweet potato, and water. Cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding water if necessary.
We used our leftover turkey chili for nachos: Heat leftover chili in a pan until it's heated through. Cover a cookie sheet with tortilla chips, spoon the chili over all, add shredded cheese to the top and place under broiler until cheese is melted. Serve with salsa and/or your favorite toppings.
I will make this again!
I ordered this Matcha green tea powder online the other night on Amazon.
I wanted to make a green tea frappucino like you can get at Starbucks.
They're so good!
Why is home-made never as good? It was just okay.
But I will use up this green tea powder because it's supposedly so good for you.
I'll probably just put a tsp in a big bite of my oatmeal in the mornings and be done with it.
It's too much of a hassle to make one of these frapps and clean it up.
Green Tea Frapp
1 cup of milk (I used 1%)
2 tsp green tea powder
Sugar or Splenda to taste
1 cup of ice
Blend until smooth.
You can read about matcha tea HERE if you're interested.
I've been terrible about leaving comments on your blogs lately. I've had more work than usual the past couple of weeks. When that happens and I spend a lot of time on the computer, I just don't feel like sitting here surfing, reading, and commenting. Sorry. The workload is not going to let up and is, in fact, going to increase this month. Our schedule is full already. I may be scarce in the commenting department, but I'm still reading. I always read your posts on my phone, but my phone has been acting up and it's difficult to post comments from it. Dropping it in a rock driveway and smashing the glass probably didn't help things! Ugh. And I have an Otter phone protector too, but even it cannot save the glass on your phone when you drop it on jagged rocks. Do I have cell phone insurance? NO. I've had it in the past and never needed it. I could have taken a sledgehammer to it when I had insurance and it would have been fine, but now that I don't...you know the story.
Anywho...nothing much happening here. I can't get in the mood to crochet no matter how much I want to. I can't find a book I want to read either. So I guess I'll just sit around and stare at the wall or TV in my spare time until some kind of inspiration hits me.
For those of you who commented or emailed or texted...thanks for the birthday wishes yesterday!
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