Dinner

Turkey Chili Potatoes – 6 SmartPoints

When I was little my Dad used to make me mashed potatoes with chili on top. The first time I saw it I thought he had lost his mind. Who puts chili on top of mashed potatoes!? Oh, and I forgot to mention that it was canned chili. The funny thing is…..I LOVED IT!!

I haven’t had that meal in years. I would probably still love it because it would remind me of my childhood. Instead I made a healthy adult version. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef and I used a baked potato instead of mashed.

We don’t eat a ton of ground turkey in my house. In fact, I tricked my daughter into eating it. Once she tried it and said she loved it I told her what it was. She was so surprised! She liked it so much she had leftovers today. That doesn’t happen very often.

Turkey Chili Potatoes

Yield: 6 Servings (6 SmartPoints per serving)

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. 99% fat free ground turkey breast
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 1/2 oz. petite diced tomatoes
  • 14 1/2 oz. canned tomato sauce
  • splash of Worcestershire sauce
  •  1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 baked potatoes

Directions:

  1. In a medium pot brown the turkey with the onions, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Drain the liquid and add the chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika and cayenne pepper. Stir until it is mixed with the turkey.
  3. Add the petite diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and splash of Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Split the baked potato open and add about 3/4 cup of chili.

Couple of side notes. I did not add beans. My family doesn’t like them. If you add them you will need to add the points. Also, I added low fat cheddar cheese, green onions and fat free sour cream. That was an extra 2 SmartPoints which made it 8 SmartPoints all together. To me it was totally worth it. This was a very filling meal.

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