Welcome back and happy Monday everyone! Did you have a lovely weekend? I decided to venture out and fight all of the craziness at the mall. I enjoy the festive feeling of holiday shopping but do not enjoy the crowds. I just wanted to remind you that there is still time to enter to win the giveaways from last week but they will all be closing out one by one this week.
I have something exciting to spice up your Monday! This Poblano-Turkey Sausage Chili from Cooking Light is a perfect combination of spice and flavor and is light on the calories! I’m using Jennie-O Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage to keep this flavorful and light. There are only 218 calories in 1 serving of this! Be sure to read through this post for the giveaway of the day!
Heat a large pot over medium heat and add in the oil. Swirl to coat the pan and heat, then add in the onion and garlic and saute for 3-4 minutes. Remove the sausage from the casings and then add them to the pan. Also add in the chili powder, cumin, oregano, bay leaf and poblanos. Cook for about 4 minutes, until the sausage is crumbled and cooked.
Add in 1 cup of stock, tomatoes and beans. Stir until it comes to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes. The water will cook out and the chili will begin to thicken. Meanwhile, in a small dish combine the remaining stock and the flour to form a slurry. Slurry is a new term for me. All that it consists of is flour or cornstarch and water and used to thicken a substance, such as our chili.
Add the slurry to the chili and cook for an additional minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro and black pepper and then serve. You can top this with onion, pepper, sour cream and cheese, if desired.
And now for the giveaway! Here’s your chance to win the all new Cooking Light Annual Recipes (2013) cookbook and $40 in free Jennie-O products!