Mixed Bean Turkey Chili

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This a delicious and healthy recipe for the whole family to enjoy.. Also a great recipe to serve at a party or sports event!

Mixed Bean Turkey Chili

 

You will need:

 

  • 2 lbs of ground Turkey
  • 1 large can of mixed beans
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves of diced garlic
  • 2 peppers any color, diced
  • 1 Jar Strained Tomatos
  • 2 cans of diced or whole tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp of chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp of cayenne powder
  • 2 whole hot peppers with sliced holes in the pepper
  • 2 tbsp EVOO

 

Turn on your burner to 8, add your EVOO, when warmed up add your ground turkey

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While the ground turkey is browning, prepare your fresh veggies!

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When meat is browned add your veggies.

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Then add the can of beans!

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Season with spices

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Mix together and then add tomato products

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Let cook out for at least an hour.. Even better when left over night and reheated!

When its cooked and ready to eat you can eat this alone, or with onions and cheese on a hot dog, nacho’s or make yourself a plate of chili cheese fries.. It’s as healthy as it’s going to get and just as tasty!

So this is my blog for today hope you all enjoyed.

I am interested in hearing your comments and your ideas. If you have a recipe you would like to see me blog about I would love to hear from you and give it a try. I am always up for trying new things. I can be emailed at schoonerpixie@hotmail.com or I can be found on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SchoonerpixiesKitchen?ref=hl.   

I look forward to hearing from you!!

Until next time enjoy & happy cooking!!

 

 

 

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         New Foodie does Toasted Donair Ravioli

“A maritime favorite with an Ammie Parsons twist”

Ready to eat & ENJOY!!

 So I am new to the blogging world. I myself have never blogged before and to be honest have only read a few blogs done by my friends that I know are REALLY funny. What inspired me to do so you ask? I have been thinking about this for about a month or so now after my friend Kelly and also my favorite server at my favorite restaraunt Kellock’s called my husband and I foodies. After cooking all weekend and posting MANY instagram photo’s on my facebook over the last few months of my husband John and I’s food creations and our many homecooked meals I figured a blog would be a great way to share my/our ideas with those of you that are interested. I also think sharing my experiences will motivate me to cook more and to try new recipes 🙂

 I was never really into to food other than your typical roasted chicken and pork dinners.. I also used to eat alot of processed foods and picked my way through most of the home cooked meals that I was faced with (sorry mom). I was super fussy so fussy I used to go as far as straining my salsa so I didnt have to deal with the tomatos. My husband and planting my own garden changed all that for me.. I am a whole new woman now, with an open mind. I am now eating just about every veggie under the sun, very minimal processed foods and alot of authentic foods including my most recent favorite.. Sushi!! Someday I plan on trying to make that and when I do I will share with you, I promise!

 So a few weeks ago after watching Diners Drive Ins & Dives and talking to our friends about maybe doing a cook off with the main ingredient being pork.. I came up with what turned out to be a delicious appetizer that will pull on the heart strings of any maritimer I call the “Toasted Donair Ravioli”

This is how it’s done!!

The first thing you need to make for this recipe is the Donair Sauce this needs to sit for at least a few hours and the longer it sits the better it tastes. I have made Donair Sauce alot and have it down to a tea. The key is when you make it, use regular canned milk, the low fat just doesnt sit right. If you are watching your weight this probably isn’t the best route to go!

You will need:

      2/3 cup canned milk
      2/3 cup sugar
      1/4 cup white vinegar
      1/2 tsp garlic freshley grated (you can use powder if you dont have the fresh garlic)

Directions

     Stir canned milk, sugar and garlic powder until sugar is dissolved let sit for a couple of minutes then stir again making sure all the sugar is dissolved. Stir hard add vinegar all at once, once it is added only 3-4 times. The quicker you add the vinegar and the less you mix, the thicker the sauce will be. Let sauce sit for at least 2 hours in refrigerator before using when you go to use it give it another good stir.  The key is if you stir it to much the milk will seperate from the vinegar! Follow this and it will turn out perfect and you can use it for this recipie and donairs, garlic fingers and donair pizza.. it also lasts for a week!!
     Of course I made the filling myself, I researched recipies and tweaked it to my own.. Here it is!

You will need:

  • 1  tsp salt
  • 1  tsp ground oregano
  • 1  tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2  tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2  tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2  tsp onion powder
  • 1/4  tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork

I let this sit wrapped in saran wrap overnight to let the meat absorb the flavors.

The next day I added:

  • 1/2 cup fresh cherry tomates (I removed the seeds and meat in the center to remove most of the water)
  • 1 grated medium onion
  • 1/2 FINELY chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup of Mozzarella Cheese

You will now need a package of wonton wrappers and egg wash.. I brushed the eggwash on with a paint brush and used a melon baller to measure the meat!

The start of something good!

The start of something good!

 Cover the filling over with another wonton wrapper and use the pressure of a fork to seal it off.. Make sure there isn’t to much filling, if there is they will explode in the deep fryer. Not a good scene!!

It's on it's way

It’s on it’s way

 Next you will need a bowl of egg wash and two plates with Italian bread crumbs on them. Dip the ravioli in the egg wash and put each side of the ravioli on each plate to make sure they are covered well!! Like this below….

We're getting closer!!

We’re getting closer!!

Last but not least it is time to deep fry, we don’t have a deep fryer for obvious reasons one being I would be as big as a house due to eating fresh cut fries once a day. For this I used a cast iron pan and about 2 cups of vegetable oil..Heat oil and Fry at about  5 for about 7 minutes turning over occassionally so the pork gets well cooked. Remove from oil and put on a plate with paper towel to absorb any access grease..

The finished and might I say delicious final product!

The finished product and might I say delicious!

 Put on a serving plate with the donair sauce and they are ready to serve!!! These are time consuming but are well worth it and are going to be hit with all of your friends and family! Good luck and most of all enjoy! 🙂

 So that is it, I have lost my blogging virginity.. I hope you all enjoyed and give this recipe a try!! If at first you don’t succeed you can always try again..

Next up our new creation ” The Apple Pork Pressed Panini”

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Hello world!

SchoonerPixie

Hello my name is Ammie and I am a happily married mother of one with a passion for many things, one of them being food..

I am a stay at home mom, and due to a diagnosis of M.S. I find feeding my family and friends very therapeutic and enjoy cooking new and old recipes. It’s something for me to look forward to and I feel good about it.. My husband I are always challenging ourselves in the kitchen and sharing our many recipes with friends and family online through instagram and facebook so I thought I would share some of our recipe ideas and photos of our creations with you by blogging.

I hope you enjoy.. my first blog will be a recipe for an app that you can eat for a change.. it will also pull on the heart strings of any maritimer..

 “The Toasted Donair Ravioli”

This is already posted so be sure to check it out and let me know what you think!! 🙂