Posts Tagged ‘turkey’

Turkey Chili

July 15, 2013

2 diced onions

2 cloves minced garlic

1 lb. 93/7 ground turkey

One 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with jalapenos (or Rotel)

One 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 Tbsp. cumin

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1 Tbsp. dried oregano

salt to taste

tapatio hot sauce to taste

1 cup reduced fat shredded Mexican cheese

 

Spray a large sauté pan with cooking spray. On high heat, cook 1 of the diced onions with the ground turkey until the turkey is no longer pink.

Add in the garlic, cumin, chili powder, and oregano. Cook 30 seconds.

Add in the can of diced tomatoes with the juice.

Add in the rinsed black beans and a few dashes of tapatio. Stir well and taste for seasoning. Add salt to taste.

Cover and let simmer on low for at least 30 minutes.

Top with the other diced onion and 1 cup shredded cheese

 

This recipe is 34 Weight Watchers Plus points for the whole thing including the cheese. If you serve it over brown rice, each cup of rice adds 5 points.

Lisa Cooks

May 8, 2009

I graduated from the California School of Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu program in Hollywood, CA in August of 2008. But that’s not why I started this blog.

Just after finishing culinary school, my Grandma and I started cooking together once a week. She is Armenian so most of what we made was her or my great-grandmother’s recipes from the old country. Lots of instructions “to taste” and “a handful” or “until it feels right”. I had been wanting to write down more accurate recipes, but that’s not the only reason I started this blog either.

In 2008, I decided to use my favorite search engine to look up some of these recipes. There’s a huge Armenian population both in Los Angeles, and in the midwest, believe it or not. I figured there had to be tons of recipes for the dishes I grew up on. I was wrong. I found loads of articles on where to buy Armenian food and describing what it was, but very few recipes. The recipes I did find were completely different from my Grandma’s way of doing things.

My great-grandmother was from a small village in Turkey called Hadjin. She fled during the Armenian genocide at the age of 12 on a boat by herself. That’s a whole other story I may tell someday on here. The reason I mention it now is, Hadjin had its own dialect and, as I’m finding out, its own food. The food is similar to other Armenian and even Greek and Lebanese food, but just enough different that I felt it should be documented somewhere.