Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili

Even without kids, it's good to find ways to sneak in a healthy food like pumpkin!


cooking spray
 pound lean ground turkey
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup diced onion
 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons cumin
(15 ounce) cans of great northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 (150 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped green chiles
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder  
1 teaspoon oregano
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
fat free sour cream for topping (optional)
chopped cilantro and chives for topping (optional)

Heat a large heavy sauté pan over high heat and lightly spray with oil. Add meat and cook, breaking it up until white, about 5 minutes. Add to crock pot.

Add olive oil to the sauté pan, then onions and garlic, sauté about 3 - 4 minutes; add cumin and sauté another minute. Add to crock pot.
Add beans, pumpkin puree, green chiles, broth, chili powder, oregano, bay leaves, salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
Remove bay leaves and adjust seasoning to taste before serving.
Add optional toppings to each serving.

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