Chili and cold weather go hand in hand. It's a tasty bowl of goodness with enough spice to clear the sinuses and warm the cockles of the heart. Eaten by itself topped with all your favorite accoutrements or laid bare on a bed of rice, it's a classic turnkey dish that begs to be made en mass and served every day until it's gone... or freeze for later enjoyment!
Here's a twist on the traditional recipe forsaking the beans and making it Keto friendly. I'm not a rigid Keto dieter, I simply prefer this version as it makes me feel less blah after eating it! And, if you are following a Keto diet, the cauliflower rice suggestion is a delicious nutritional accompaniment.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 6)
For the main dish:
For the accoutrements:
Tip: To prepare the jalapenos use a different cutting board and remove the white bits which are bitter and remember the seeds are the hottest part so be aware how much of those you add to the dish. You may want to wear gloves, but in any event remember not to touch your face or lips after cutting.
Brown the turkey just enough to cook it through and remove from the pan and set aside. Next, retain some of the fat in the pan from the meat, add a little olive oil if necessary and saute the vegetables.
Once the vegetables are saute'd, return the turkey to the pan and incorporate together. Then gradually add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, chili seasoning and mix well. Finally add half the chopped cilantro, and after bringing to the boil, reduce to simmer.
If you feel it needs a little more moisture, add small amounts of chicken broth as required.
Serve over a bed of cauliflower rice. Top with grated cheese, chopped onion relish, diced avocado and a big dob of Greek yogurt. You can sprinkle with a dash of paprika and lay a lime wedge atop for aesthetics! PROVECHO!
Karen Serino is a life and style blogger, sharing fashion, fitness and fun for youthful women in their forties, fifties and beyond.
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