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White Chili with Ground Turkey

A great alternative to regular chili. This dish has a unique taste that even the pickiest eater will enjoy. Make sure you spice this one to taste! Garnish with cheese, salsa, sour cream and cilantro leaves, and serve with rolled tortillas on the side.

Prep:

15 mins

Cook:

30 mins

Total:

45 mins

Servings:

8

Yield:

8 servings

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ pounds ground turkey
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans canned green chile peppers, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ground cayenne pepper to taste
  • ground white pepper to taste
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1

In a large pot over medium heat, combine the onion, garlic and ground turkey and saute for 10 minutes, or until turkey is well browned. Add the chile peppers, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, cayenne pepper to taste and white pepper to taste and saute for 5 more minutes.

  • Step 2

Add two cans of the beans and the chicken broth to the pot. Take the third can of beans and puree them in a blender or food processor. Add this to the pot along with the cheese. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes, allowing the cheese to melt.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

396 calories; protein 31.5g 63% DV; carbohydrates 26.7g 9% DV; fat 17.3g 27% DV; cholesterol 92.3mg 31% DV; sodium 1366mg 55% DV.

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Watermelon Sorbet

1 small melon , cubed (use at least 1/2 melon)

3/4 cup water

1/2 tsp dry pectin

lime zest (3 limes)

2 Tbsp lime juice

1 cup sugar

1 bunch mint leaves, chopped

Icecream machine, chilled the churner


Combine water, pectin, lime zest, lime juice, and sugar and heat on the stove until melted.  Do not overcook.  Set aside.Add melon to the blender and beat on low speed, do not beat the seeds in.  Strain and save the juice only. Set aside. You should have about 2 cups pureed.


Take cooled sugar water and strained melon pulp (about 2 cups) and combine.  Add mint leaves to the blender and until minced.Remove from blender.  You should have about 3-4 cups of watermelon puree/sorbet mix.Pour sorbet mix  into the cold ice cream churn and churn for at least 30 minutes.  When it becomes solid, place in a storage container and place in freezer until it gets firm.


Serve a 1 oz scoop as a refreshing bite.

Garlic Cilantro Brown Rice

Ingredients

2 cups of water

6 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tsps of salt

2 bay leaves

1 tablespoon  olive oil or other oil

zest of 1/2 a lime juice from 2-4 limes

1 bunch of cilantro 

4 green onions

Instructions

Bring water to a boil with garlic, salt, bay leaves, oil, and lime zest.

When water starts boiling, add the rice, stir it and close with the lid.

Start a timer for 45 minutes.

Halfway through cooking, water will have mostly evaporated, open lid, and give the rice a quick stir and close back up until cooking is complete.

Once the timer goes off, add the remainder of ingredients; lime juice, green onions, and cilantro.

Mix all ingredients in and enjoy!