New year, new resolutions! After all the holiday splurging, there’s nothing like having balanced meals to help us all to get on track, right? This Low Fat Turkey Chili Bean Sandwich fits the bill, with some added bonuses: it can be prepared in about 25 minutes, is comforting, and is a happy two-in-one stew/bread combo!
This is quick Tex-Mex cooking at its best, folks! Our recipe is an adaptation of the famous chili con carne, the official dish of Texas and one that my tourist-destination hometown, San Antonio, helped to popularize at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
To prepare this easy and complete meal, cook onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil. Then, brown ground turkey and stir in tomato paste, water, seasonings, a few spices, canned beans, chile verdes, and diced tomatoes… and let everything stew for a few minutes. And voila!
Cut off the ends of French rolls or bolillos and hollow out most of their soft center.
I kid you not, in just a few minutes a protein-loaded meal fit for a champion is ready to be devoured, nestled in French rolls and topped with melted cheddar and parsley.
Although it is a complete meal in itself, if you prefer you could serve with a side of baked chips, baby carrots, celery sticks, or a leafy salad.
You can almost think of it as a fun variation of the chili dog — but without all the fat from the sausage. 😉
Well, make, taste… and be healthy and happy. After all, healthy food doesn’t have to be boring!
More Easy and Delish meals are on the way! 🙂
For now, enjoy our yummy Turkey Chili Bean Sandwich!