Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sundays Are For Soup

Turkey, White Bean and Spinach Chili

Here's an easy and satisfying soup (it's more than a soup, kind of a chili and almost a stew) to make on a wintry Sunday afternoon.
6 servings
25 minutes from stovetop to table!

1 Tbs olive oil
1 medium yellow onion
1 pound ground turkey (not extra lean, a little fat adds flavor!)
4 Tsp chili powder (mild to 3 alarm (!) whatever your preference)
1 Tbs ground cumin
1 can (28 oz) whole tomatoes in thick puree (chopped)
1 can (15 oz) cannelini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
1/2 cup water
1/2 bag of fresh spinach
1 dollop sour cream per serving
Grated white cheddar cheese for garnish

Heat oil in a dutch oven or soup pot, add chopped onion and cook 5 mins til carmelized
Add ground turkey and cook 8 mins, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, til no pink is left
Stir in cumin and chili powder and cook for about 1 minute
Add tomatoes with the puree, the beans and 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil.
Stir in the spinach, lower heat and simmer 10 minutes.

It's very good over Jasmine rice made with a little butter and salt. Garnish with sour cream, grated white cheddar, or a piece of corn bread.

Looking forward to Monday's lunch. I put the rest into single serving containers---chili-oop freezes very well.


  1. I'm tempted to fly you to London to make that for me.....that looks yummy! I love what you've done w/ the recent repairs. You my "go to" gal for that stuff, you know that. Hope all's well in NY. London hasn't seen sun since before Jan 1....please send some. xx

  2. I would not turn down a trip to London, and I'd be "chuffed" to fill your freezer with this soup!!