Monday, April 12, 2010

Homemade Meals

I am no chef. It is a sad fact, but it is true. Despite my lack of culinary skills, I occasionally pull off a yummy homemade meal from scratch. My friend Melissa gave me this chili recipe at my bridal shower. I like that it is with ground turkey instead of beef. I buy organic meat, but you don’t have to. It will still taste just as good.

Melissa’s Yummy, Easy Chili
2 lb ground turkey
¾ c. chopped onion
2 cans-cream of tomato soup (or just tomato soup)
1 (14 ½ oz) can of ready-cut tomatoes
¼ tsp. Minced garlic
2 ½ tsp. chili powder (more if you like spicy chili)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 (1 lb) cans of red beans

Brown ground turkey and onion. Add garlic. Add seasonings. Combine soup and beans with the above ingredients in a pot. Stir to a boil and then simmer slowly for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Garnish with your choice of shredded cheese, sour cream, and chives.

Of course you can’t have chili without corn bread. I usually cheat and use the mix from Trader Joe’s or the “Just add water” version made by Marie Calendars. However, I forgot to buy a mix at the store so I found this recipe online. Yes, I actually Googled, “Easy Corn Bread Recipes.”

Easy Corn Bread

1 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
¾ c. cornmeal
¼ c. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 c. skim milk
¼ c. vegetable oil
1 egg beaten

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 8 or 9 inch square pan. Combine dry ingredients. Stir in milk, oil, and egg until moistened. Pour into pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Try it before it actually feels like spring again. Enjoy!


Mommy of three said...

Mmm, that chili is making me hungry. I am always on the lookout for a good chili recipe. Can't wait to try it!

Ryan said...

I am making this tonight.