22/02/2015

Turkey Chili with rice //The Hairy Dieters


I have never been one to cook from a recipe book but as I stated in my last post 'The I Quit Sugar Hairy Dieters Recipe Books' I really wanted to try making something from one of the new books I bought, and so I did and I now present you with 'Turkey Chili with Cauliflower Rice minus the cauliflower rice' from 'The Hairy Dieters book 3'.

Mr J (My OH) is really fussy and after looking and looking through the books he finally chose something, but he didn't like the sound of cauliflower rice, so I did normal rice.

Below is pictures and descriptions of each step in the recipe.




(Left - The Recipe -Middle - Ingredients- Right - Mushrooms, Garlic, Red Pepper) 

So to make this recipe, you need:

Vegetable Oil (I chose to use Olive Oil)
500g Turkey Mince
1 Red Pepper
1 Red Onion
4 Garlic Cloves (Crushed)
2 Celery Stalks
1 Can of Chopped Tomato's
250ml Water
1 Can of Kidney Beans
1 Tsp Oregano
1 Tbsp Cumin
1Tbsp All Spice
1 Tbsp Of Chipotle Paste
Salt and Pepper for flavour

I also added mushrooms to this recipe as me and Mr J like them a lot so we add them to pretty much everything.




Chop the pepper, onion, mushrooms and celery in cubes and heat oil on a low heat, then add the vegetables and cook till soft.


Add the mince and cook till slightly brown, then add the oregano.



Add cumin, All Spice and Chipotle paste and stir and then add the chopped tomato's.


Add 250ml of water and stir, then stir in kidney beans, bring to the boil and then leave on a low heat for 30 minutes in till sauce has thickened.


While waiting boil some rice.


Finished!

This tasted absolutely delicious, and Mr J was very surprised for how healthy it was!
It had a nice spicy tang to it and you couldn't really tell that it was Turkey mince instead of Beef mince, I will try it with cauliflower rice in the future but having a very fussy boyfriend makes it difficult to cook as I have to cook something he likes as well.

I will be trying more recipe's in the future so make sure to look out for them!

Have you ever tried this recipe? and what did you think if so?
Also what are your opinions on cooking from scratch?

Hope everyone has a lovely week and don't work too hard <3

60 comments:

  1. It looks so good! Its so bright and full of colour. It doesn't sound that hard to make either. I think I'll try making this soon :D


    Amy

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    1. It tasted so good and my bf liked it so it must of been nice :) Thanks for commenting.

      Meme xx

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  2. Oh god, this looks so yum! I'll definitely try this.

    hannie | chapters like this

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    1. It was awesome, I love Chili and it's great to know you can make it with other meats too.

      Meme xx

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  3. You have a lovely blog :)
    It looks really yummy and I like how you did the step by step pictures
    In my house, we always cook from scratch and rarely buy from takeaways/premade meals

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    1. Thank you so much, so do you, I look forward to more from you!
      Thanks it was hard to cook and take pictures at the same time but anything is worth it for my blog <3
      That's great cooking from scratch is the way to go!

      Meme xx

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  4. OOOOH Yum! this recipe dish looks amazing i love how you take your photos and yum i should try out this recipe.
    xx
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  5. Looks awesome! I LOVE chili so I will be tryin this out! Thanks for sharing

    Mel
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    1. No problem Mel, glad you like the look of it, it really was delicious!

      Meme xx

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  6. mmm...sounds so yummy :)

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  7. Looks and sounds gorgeous! I never heard of anything like this but I imagine it must be lovely! x x

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    1. Oh really, you should try it! It's a lovely recipe and you can add whatever you want.

      Meme xx

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  8. Hmmmm... This looks delicious!!!
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    1. It was very delicious! Really recommend it.

      Meme xx

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  9. Great post !!!

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  10. Oh my goodness, that looks delicious! Ahh. Will have to try this soon!

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    1. Was awesome and turned out so good! I am going to cook more often!

      Meme xx

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  11. This looks so yummy! I may have to try this!
    Great post :)
    Emily
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    1. It was so good! Thanks for commenting Emily <3

      Meme xx

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  12. Wow! that looks so yummy, I'm getting hungry now haha xx

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    1. It was very yummy indeed, haha sorry :)

      Meme xx

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  13. This sounds so good! I love the idea of using turkey instead of beef for a healthier twist. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Yes it is a lot healthier and you can hardly taste a difference.

      Meme xx

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  14. That looks delicious!! I know how you feel, I have a very fussy boyfriend when it comes to food too!

    Renee
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    1. Men ey, I find it so hard to cook for both of us, I like anything and he is so fussy, cheers for commenting.

      Meme xx

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  15. This looks so yummy definitely gonna try this out :)
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  16. This looks delicious AND healthy. I have never tried this recipe, but I think that will change soon. I look cooking from scratch, it makes me feel good that I made it, and I KNOW exactly what's in my meal!:)

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    1. It's really healthy and it was super delicious, let me know what you think when you have tried it! Exactly it's the best way to cook.

      Meme xx

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  17. Ooh yum, this sounds and looks amazing! I can't wait to try!! Thanks for sharing:)

    xo
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    1. Thanks for commenting, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did <3

      Meme xx

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  18. I can't wait to cook this recipe, it looks delicious!
    x,Abril
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    1. I will check this out :) Thanks for commenting.

      Meme xx

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  19. Yum!! :) Love this one. I'll have to try it! Thank you for sharing!
    xo Erin
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  20. I am not into cooking at all, but this looks absolutely delicious!

    sunandsany

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    1. I'm not usually, but I think I am a changed woman :)

      Meme xx

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  21. This looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing this recipe :) Have a lovely week ♥
    Kisses,
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    1. Have a lovely week too, and thanks for commenting.


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  22. K this looks amazing :)

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    1. Glad you think so, thanks for commenting girls.

      Meme xx

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  23. This looks so amazing! I love chili so this is right up my street! I will need to try this! Thanks for posting!

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    xx

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  24. Oh wow, looks so easy to do!
    Now I just have to go grocery shopping)))

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  25. I love chili. As a matter of fact, we're going to have turkey chili for dinner this evening. About the cauliflower, that's an interesting take. I'm not too sure I would have jumped on that idea either, but your idea of rice was a good save. This is just a suggestion, maybe try wild rice next time you decide to make this. Wild rice is a actually a seed and I think a good swap for white/brown rice. I suppose it boils down to what ingredient, when broken down, produces the least amount of sugar. Great job, though, it looks delicious.
    Texas Jak
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  26. Ok, so I definitely need to try this. I love chili and this just looks so delicious.

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  27. Great post. Love it. I follow you , could you follow back, dear. Keep in touch. Kiss

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  28. I really like this dish, it looks amazing and it's so healthy! :)

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  29. Big time Chili lover right here! I love trying new chili recipes! Thanks for the recipe!
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  30. That looks amazing, but umm, I've been living under a rock! The Hairy Dieters! Holy moly how much weight have they lost! I used to watch their cooking shows and had no idea they ventured out into this kind of territory. Impressive!

    Sxx
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  31. This looks really good! Thank you for the recipe. I hope we can be blog buddies!
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  32. This looks really good! Thank you for the recipe. I hope we can be blog buddies!
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  33. It certainly looks nicer than I thought it would, I might give it a go.

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  34. Yummy, now I really want some!
    Edita
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  35. This looks delicious! I think my mum has this book too so I might have a look for it! Great post :) xx

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  36. h good, this looks so yum! I'll definitely try this.

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