Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Quick School Day Recipe

I am loving all of the Linky parties out there and Clutter-Free Classrooms is no exception.  Have you seen her week long Linky party?
P.S. I have no idea how to make this picture into a link without the HTML code.  Anyone have any tips?

So today's prompt is a recipe that I make often during the school year.  If you ask my husband, he would probably tell you that I make everything pretty often because I don't have a wide cooking range.  However, one of my favorite meals to make takes no time and I can get work done while it's cooking.  Sorry, I have no pictures!

Chili (makes about 8 servings?  I have no idea!)
1 lb. ground turkey (you could easily use ground beef...that's what my mom uses!)
1/2 packet chili seasoning (I use Chil-O because it has no onions!)
1 can tomato sauce
2 cans Bush's Chili Beans (I use the hot.  You can use mild or none at all.  You want 3 total cans of beans though)
1 can pinto beans
Chili powder to taste.

  1. In large pot or skillet, cook ground turkey until done and drain off any fat.  Add 1/2 packet of chili seasoning to meat.
  2. Add tomato sauce and beans to meat.  Stir and cook on low to medium heat, stirring often. 
  3. Taste occasionally and add in chili powder to taste. 
  4. Chili is done when it is heated through.  We normally add a little shredded cheese to ours when we eat it :)
That's it!  It's really easy and allows me to do some work while it's cooking.  I would say from start to finish it takes around 30 minutes.  You can easily double the recipe.  This recipe is actually half of my mom's original.  We normally both eat 2 bowls and there is plenty leftover for lunch the next day.  Since there are no onions or greens in it, your kids will probably enjoy it too!

I'm linking up to The Clutter-Free Classroom....check out all of the great recipes here!


Diana said...

About the link:
When you are posting (or editing) click the picture and click the link button, that should disable the picture from opening in a new screen; then click the picture and the link button again and add the url in the box (with no text to display)
I hope that makes sense.

Thanks for sharing your recipe, I also shared a chilli recipe too.

bnwalton said...

Diana, thank you! You are the best! I also admire the fact that you don't measure when you cook! I am so jealous...I am no cook!

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