I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Swanson Turkey Chili

I can't take credit for this recipe, as it's actually from Swanson, but it's simple and delicious, so I had to post it!  With just a few canned ingredients and fresh ground turkey, you can make chili in less than an hour.  The only changes I made were to add a can of diced tomatoes (drained), and some spicy sausage, but only because I had some leftover and didn't know what else to use it for.  

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 3/4 cups low sodium chicken broth 
  • 1 cup Thick & Chunky Salsa
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • my addition: 1 can diced tomatoes, drained


  1. Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepot over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, onion, chili powder, cumin, oregano, black pepper and garlic powder. Cook until the turkey is well browned, stirring often.
  2. Stir the broth, salsa, sugar, beans, corn and diced tomatoes in the saucepot and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer 30-45 minutes until thick. 

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