Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mamma Loves Dadda No-Bean Chili

Mamma Loves Dadda, No-Bean Chili 

The man of the house here is Bean intolerant, so we've had to come up with some alternatives to some of our favorite foods. We both LOVE Chili, but it is usually Kidney bean "Rich," so here is what we have done to adjust for that:

1 onion diced
4 stalks of celery, chopped/diced
1 cup of chopped carrots
Sauté onion, celery, and carrots till soft and add
2 large cloves minced garlic 
Saute for another 2-3 minutes, then remove to a large stock pot and add:

2 cans of diced tomato
If you have a non-chunky tomato lover, puree your tomatoes in the blender
28 oz (1-2 cans) of hominy
1 can of green chiles
1 can pumpkin
1 qt chicken broth

2-3 lbs ground turkey
and adding (To taste):
Chili powder (I use 1 TBS, since my kids aren’t “hot” fans)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
(I like to throw in some Mrs. Dash~ Mesquite seasoning this time… ½ tsp)
and 2-3 TBS Worcestershire sauce

Brown the turkey, while mixing in the seasonings. 
Add the meat and seasonings to the pot, bring to a boil, and then simmer for as long as you have~ (20 minutes minimum, but an hour helps the flavors to meld nicely)

Serve over brown rice and garnish with shredded cheddar cheese

Menu plans for this week
Monday: Surprise~ Chicken Soup at a friend's house! (Thank you! :D)
Tuesday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Wednesday: Tuna Melts
Thursday: Fritatta
Friday: Pizza or Quesadillas... have to determine which!

Please visit Menu Planning Monday and Try A New Recipe Tuesday for more ideas!


  1. other than the cumin that sounds like a good recipe. :)

    Annette @ A Net In Time

  2. This sounds really tasty! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. Many blessings, Lisa

  3. It was nice to read a recipe for chili that does not call for beans. I do not like beans in my chili. I think I just might have to make this recipe this weekend. I have never put pumpkin in my chili but I'll give it a try. I bet the pumpkin helps give it a nice smooth rich flavor.


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