Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall tradition!

   Fall is back and that means that chili and pumpkins are back as well. There is nothing better than a bowl of warm and comforting food enjoyed on the couch while watching some of our favorite shows. It's a tradition that when temperatures go below 50F I make chili. It's also a tradition that I make a double batch of it, portion it, and have a whole week of lunches and some "reserves" in the freezer. To makes things a little bit different, but not to change tradition too much, I decided to make a "taco" soup instead of chili. The same concept, but slightly different flavors going on and some extra ingredients. Here is the recipe that serves... a army!


*  2 lbs lean ground turkey
*  1 large onion, chopped
*  1 can crushed tomatoes
*  1 can whole corn
*  1 can black beans
*  1 can green chilies
*  2 McCormic Taco seasoning mixes
*  1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
*  1 tbsp olive oil
*  salt and pepper

*  shredded cheese for garnish


1. In a Dutch oven, heat the olive oil, add onions, salt and pepper, and cook for 3-4 minutes.
2. Add meat and cook for 5-6 minutes until no longer pink.
3. Add crushed tomatoes, corn, black beans, green chilies and cilantro. Mix together and bring to boil.
4. Add Taco seasoning and a little bit water to reduce it to the desired density. Lower the heat and cook for about 20 minutes.
5. Serve sprinkled with some cheese.

   Dense, rich and flavorful. The perfect dish for cold and dark evenings. It warms you up, comforts you, and makes everything better. You can serve it with a spoonful of sour cream to cool it down a little bit and add some contrast.


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