Friday, October 14, 2016

All American Chili

  • 6 ounces hot turkey Italian sausage
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 jalapeƱo pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/4 cups Merlot or other fruity red wine
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained and coarsely chopped
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added kidney beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
Heat a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage, onion, and the next 4 ingredients (onion through jalapeno) to pan; cook 8 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble.

Add chili powder and the next 7 ingredients (chili powder through bay leaves), and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Uncover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard the bay leaves. Sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese.

Note: Like most chilis, this version tastes even better the next day.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Delicious Oatmeal

Banana Nut Oatmeal

1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup water
1 banana, sliced
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Combine oats and 1 cup water in a small microwave-safe bowl on high for 3 minutes.
2.  Top with banana slices, walnuts and cinnamon.

Enjoy the full recipe here