Nothing goes better with cold weather than a nice hot bowl of chili! I typically do a traditional Texas chili but I changed it up a little last night. Here is the recipe for my turkey and butternut squash chili!
🔹8 oz butternut squash cubed
🔹2 tbsp Chile rub
🔹1/4 oz cilantro
🔹15 oz crushed tomatoes
🔹12 oz ground turkey
🔹1 oz cheddar-Jack cheese
🔹2 oz sour cream
Halve and peel shallot. Dice halves. Core tomato and dice. Stem and mince cilantro.
Place a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add 2 tsp olive oil, butternut squash and shallot to hot pan. Stir often until squash is browned and begins to soften. 7-10 minutes
Add turkey, half the Chile rub and a pinch of pepper. Stir often, breaking up meat with a spoon until no pink remains.
Add crushed tomatoes and 1 1/4 cup of water and a pinch of salt to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook until thickened. 10-12 minutes
Taste chili and stir in remaining chili rub if desired. Plate dish with cheese, sour cream and cilantro
Something about the cold weather makes me want a burger more often than normal! Last night I made a nacho burger! It’s just a traditional burger with a little twist.
🔹8-10oz of lean ground beef
🔹2 oz light cream
🔹2 Russet potatoes
🔹2 oz shredded cheddar
🔹2 tbsp taco seasoning
🔹1 oz tortilla strips
Heat oven to 450 degrees
Cut potatoes into wedges and place on a prepared baking sheet. Brush with olive oil. Season with 1tbsp taco seasoning and salt and pepper. Place in oven and cook for 23-25 minutes or until lightly browned
In a mixing bowl combine beef, egg, 1 tbsp taco seasoning and half the cheese. Form into two patties.
Dice jalapeño into rounds or smaller if you prefer and set aside
Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to non stick pan. Cook patties until desired temp. 4-6 minutes each side.
Wipe pan clean used to cook burgers. Pour in cream and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove from burner and mix in remaining cheese.
Plate burger with cheese on top of patty then top with jalapeño and tortilla strips.
I like to mix up ketchup and sriracha as a spicy dipping sauce for the potato wedges