Friday, January 1, 2010

Recipe of the Week - Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

One thing I am going to try to do - not sure how long it will last - is to find a Weight Watchers recipe each week that corrolates to sales at Shaw's.  I just grab the recipes off WeightWatchers.com.  Hopefully they won't sue me.  As long as I credit them, I don't think they can though.  Heavens know I'm not making up my own recipes! 

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
POINTS® Value: 7
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 8 min
Cooking Time: 360 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Seasoned canned tomatoes and Italian turkey sausage add instant life to chili. Try tomatoes with different seasonings to vary the flavor of your chili.

Ingredients

1 pound(s) raw turkey sausage, hot-Italian variety (substitute Shady Brook Farms Ground Turkey that is on sale this week for $2.99 - would only need to use 3/4 of the package since it's 20 oz.)
14 1/2 oz canned diced tomatoes, with garlic and onions, undrained  (Shaw's Brand - .69)
15 oz canned pinto beans, undrained (Goya - .59)
14 1/2 oz canned diced tomatoes, with chilies, undrained (Shaw's Brand - .69)
1 medium onion(s), chopped (no more than .50 cents)
1/4 tsp table salt, or more to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper, or more to taste

Cost:  $5.46
Instructions

Remove sausage from casing and place in a 4-quart or large slow cooker; break up meat with a spoon. Add beans, both cans of diced tomatoes with their liquid and onion; stir.  (I personally would just brown the turkey in a skillet and add some spices and the onion.  Then transfer with the other ingredients to slow cooker).

Cover slow cooker; cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours. Stir in salt and pepper; garnish with chopped onion if desired and serve. Yields about 1 1/2 cups chili per serving.

You could add some rice to make it more hearty - just remember to add those points to your program. 

4 comments:

Lisa said...

I love this feature! I will be right there with you trying to stick to Weight Watchers and matching up the coupons.

Kara said...

Love the recipe/sale match-up idea! My fat behind just logged back onto SparkPeople. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky! I think your on to sonething here. Great post idea!

Carol VR said...

What a great idea.

I too plan on making a new recipe weekly and you can check out my progress on my blog.

I've also a slew of great recipes.

See ya soon.