I was looking for a new chili recipe that was less heavy on the tomato base, and I found a great one that has added its way into our regular cooking schedule. I found the original recipe on Food.com, and I have modified it just slightly. I think the secret to this one is the little bit of cinnamon.
Chili De Three Amigos
1 onion – .28
1 lb. ground turkey – 2.28 at Costco
2 tbsp. olive oil – .10
1 can black beans – .79
1 can garbanzo beans – .79
1 can kidney beans – .79
1 can diced tomatoes – .79
2 cups chicken broth – .50 (I use homemade)
1/8 tsp. cinnamon – .03
1/4 tsp. cumin – .05
Total = 6.40, but serves 6
-Saute onions in olive oil in a large pan until soft
-Add turkey and brown. Drain the fat.
-Add everything else.
-Let simmer 30 minutes, covered, on low
Costs 1.07 per serving, or $4.28 for a family of 4.
If you would like to cut costs even further, I experimented with only using 1/2 lb. of turkey and adding additional beans, and that batch tasted good too. Also, dry beans would also further reduce the cost.
I shared this post at $5 Dollar Dinners.