This meal is my absolute favorite spicy weight loss dish.
Chili peppers are a weight loss super food! The spiciness of chilies force you to eat the meal very slowly, by the time you have finished eating the meal, the protein rich turkey will have reached your stomach signalling to your brain that you are full!
Chilies have also been found to speed up the body's metabolism, meaning that your body burns more energy (calories) for several hours afterwards.
I usually make a batch of this for myself, freezing the other 3 portions in aluminium trays. To reheat from frozen, simply empty a portion of chili into a covered cereal bowl, cook at 850 Watts in your microwave for 2 minutes, stir and leave to stand for a minute, then put it back into the microwave for 3 further minutes. It tastes as good as when first made!
Chili is traditionally made with ground beef, however turkey mince is an awesome alternative, it is very lean, low calorie and tasty! I would go as far as saying I prefer it in this recipe to beef!
Do not hesitate to try this healthy turkey chili slow cooker recipe!
Note: Yes, this meal is 400 calories including the 65g rice portion!
- Chilies - 5-6 small (of your favorite variety)
- Turkey Mince - Standard 500g pack
- Kidney Beans - 1 Can
- Onion - 1 Whole
- Powdered Cumin - 1 Tbspn
- Chopped Tomatoes - 1 Can
- Tomato puree - 2 Tbspn
- Rice - White or Brown 65g
- Water - A splash
- 1 Cal Spray Oil -
- Fry the turkey mince in skillet with the onion (chopped) until both are browned, use 1 cal spray oil to line the skillet beforehand if you have it, otherwise you can get away with a decent non-stick teflon skillet.
- Drain off the fat from the skillet and tip the contents into the slow cooker
- Add a drained can of kidney beans, a full can of chopped tomatoes, 1 Tbspn of cumin, 5-6 diced chilies and 2 Tbspns tomato puree to the slow cooker.
- Mix Thoroughly with a wooden spoon, add a splash of water in at this stage.
- Turn on the slow cooker to the High setting and leave for 4 hours.
- Serve with rice cooked as per instruction on the packet (typically 10 minutes in boiling water). When the rice is cooked, drain it in a sieve and wash off the excess starch with boiling kettle water.
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