Chilly Weather Chili Bake Recipe

Chilly Weather Chili Bake
This classic comfort food is sure to warm up winter days.
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 1 large green or red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. leanest ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 14.5-oz. cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 6-oz. can black olives, drained and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 Tbs. chili powder
  • 1 heaping tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. ancho chili pepper
  • (or cayenne)
  • ½ cup stone-ground corn meal
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 9×13-inch baking dish with olive oil cooking spray, and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet or sauté pan over medium high heat. Add onion and bell pepper, and sauté 4 minutes, or until onion and pepper just begin to soften. Add garlic, turkey, and salt, and sauté 6–7 minutes, or until no pink remains on turkey.
  3. Drain meat, if necessary, and add beans, tomatoes, olives, corn, chili powder, cumin, chili pepper, and corn meal, and mix well.
  4. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle cheese evenly over top, and bake uncovered 40 minutes, or until heated through.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 286 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 34g Sugar: 7g Sodium: 914mg Fiber: 8g Protein: 22g Cholesterol: 41mg

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