Lean Green Chili w/ Beans


This recipe is one of my all time faves and is actually an award winner (Honor Roll January 2010 Better Homes and Gardens and it took second place in a local chili cook off). Most people think of red when they think of chili and Texans don’t like other ingredients like beans or hominy mucking up their beefy, spicy concoctions. To those purists this turkey chili might as well be from outer space. Well they’re not far off because all my friends and family agree the taste is out-of-this-world! This is best with fresh tomatillos although it is still good with the canned variety. This is diabetic friendly, heart healthy, low-fat and gluten free.

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Lean Green Chili w/ Beans

Yield: 6 servings

1 ¼ lbs. turkey breast tenders diced
8-10 tomatillos quartered
1- 29 oz. can hominy (white or yellow)
2-15 oz. cans white or great northern beans
1 medium yellow onion diced
1 pasilla pepper stem and seeds removed
1 Anaheim pepper stem and seeds removed
2-3 jalapeno peppers stem removed
1 bunch of cilantro stems removed
1 bunch parsley stems removed
5 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 ½ tablespoons of salt
1 ½ tablespoons of cumin
1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil
1 teaspoon stevia

Wash all vegetables. In a food processor or blender combine tomatillos, all peppers, salt, stevia, cilantro, cumin and parsley with the strained liquid from the hominy. Puree on high speed. Drain beans and set aside. Sauté onions, garlic and turkey breast pieces in oil till nearly done then add beans, hominy and peppers mixture. Reduce to medium heat and cook for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally. Portion and serve.

 © 2013 Aron David Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com

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