Ok so I know the photo does not make this white bean turkey chilli look super appetizing but it is quite tasty, low in calories and reheated really well.
This recipe is from skinnytaste. I have made a few recipes from here – some have been fabulous – whilst others have been a bit bland. Possibly because they are made with children in mind and so have the spice dial turned down a bit. What I particularly liked is that this dish reheats really well. I haven’t tried freezing it but skinnytaste says you can freeze it.
The recipe is available here:
I love cannellini beans otherwise know as white beans and a variety of other names. I like them more than red kidney beans so was keen to try a chilli that had them as the base. And it didn’t disappoint. Next time I would add a bit more chilli, perhaps replacing the red pepper flakes with fresh chilli but it was pretty tasty as it was, only used one saucepan and felt nice and hearty. Sometimes low calorie meals can feel a bit light on but this is not one of them. I might also give it a whirl with chicken rather than turkey mince and I am sure it would be good with pork if that was your thing. I am not a huge pork fan except in sausages and some dim sum.
So I made 3 serves using the following ingredients:
- a quick squirt of cooking spray.
- 1/2 an onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3/4 tsp of chilli powder
- 1 bay leaf
- 0.5 tsp of cumin
- 0.5 tsp of oregano
- 3/4 tsp of red pepper flakes
- 500g of turkey mince
- 1.7 x 400g of cannellini beans rinsed and drained
- 3/4 cup of chicken stock
- 25ml of sour cream
- salt and pepper to taste
I followed the instructions of the original recipe. The recipe doesn’t say when to add the bay leaf so I chucked it in at the same time as the beans. I cooked three serves based on having 500 grams of turkey but this doesn’t match up with the tin of beans. Next time I would use turkey that matched with 1 tin of beans.