Wednesday, February 10, 2010

spicy chili for a COLD snowy night!

hi bloggie world!!! has not stopped snowing in cleveland since FRIDAY!! yikes. well, i think it may have stopped momentarily......but it has been freezing and blizzardy out there for days.....(feels like months already)...i am SO ready for winter to be over.....

this week at work has been CRAZY. we are getting extremely busy again, (which i am so thankful to have a job in this economy), however we have been working overtime since after labor stopped for a few weeks and we are back to the craziness, hell again. honestly, this makes me want to look for a new CAREER! anywho, no complaining here.....

so i made another batch of T's Sugar Cookies tonight to pass the winter doldrums away...(and its valentines day and i thought i could share them with the fam and friends!) xoxo
i also made an amazing pot of spicy chili that is pretty low fat so i thought i would share!

Spicy Chili for a Cold Snowy Night!

i apologize in advance ( i dont have exact measurements, but as most of you cook, i think you can guess pretty well!)

1 pound steak ( i used just round steak ~you simmer so it will get nice and tender!)
1/2 pound all white ground turkey meat
3 jalapenos diced
1 med. onion diced
1 cup flour
lots of garlic chopped ( i used a whole bulb with like 6 cloves)
garlic powder
chili seasoning
crushed red pepper flakes
1 green peper diced
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1 can tomato soup
1 can tomato paste
1 can chili beans (or kidney)
1/2 cup milk and 1/4 cup flour to make a thickening

brown turkey meat in about 1 tbsp olive oil. set aside.
cut steak meat into small pieces about 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch. dredge in 1 cup flour.
heat about 2 tbsp olive oil in large pot. brown floured meat. remove and set aside.
add a bit more olive oil. saute onion and garlic. add meat back to pan (steak and turkey).
empty in all cans of soup,sauce, paste, chili beans and tomatoes. add diced jalapenos, and diced green peppers. add all spices. i add a lot of the crushed red pepper and a lot of the chili powder!! mix well. bring up to a boil and then turn down and simmer for about 2 thicken, mix milk and flour to form thickener and add until desired consistency.

serve with greek non fat yogurt, low fat cheese, cilantro, diced onions.
this pairs well with a nice warm loaf of french bread !...mmmm...enjoy!!

i apologize the pic is not the best.....but you get the drift!! spicy chili on a blizzarding night, doesnt get much better then that to heat ya up!!!

i hope everyone enjoyed their hump day and i will be back tomorrow!
nighty night blog world!!

xoxo ~terri

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