Chili – the easy way

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Now that the Turkey day is gone, one of the delicous ways to use stock made out of leftover turkey is to use it to make this delicious Chili.

Ingredients:

  • Homemade Turkey Stock, 3 cups,  (can be also chicken or beef stock)
  • Celery, 2 stalks, large (11″-12″ long)
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • Beans, black (cooked) , 1 cup
  • Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)- (cooked), 1 cup
  • Del Monte Diced Tomatoes, 1 can, drained
  • Chili Powder, 2 tablespoons

ChiliIngredients

Cut celery, onion and garlic to small pieces and saute couple of minutes in little it olive oil. Add drained diced tomatoes, cooked beans, stock and the chili powder. Get it up to boil then turn down and simmer for an hour.

Serve with sour cream if desired.

ChiliDone

Note about beans. First off, you can use different beans than I did. You can use just one kind, or you can use even more variety. Second, dry beans are very economical but they take a long time to cook. I always cook a large pot at one time and then measure them out to small sandwich bags and then to large freezer bag to freeze. When ever I want to make a dish with beans, I just grab the number of bags and the type of beans I want to use, let it unfreeze, or if I am in a hurry, just dump the frozen beans into the hot mix and soon I have delicious and economical dish.

Nutrition Facts
4 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227.7
Total Fat 2.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 6.0 mg
Sodium 494.4 mg
Potassium 431.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 42.5 g
Dietary Fiber 12.2 g
Sugars 8.5 g
Protein 11.8 g
Vitamin A 23.40%
Vitamin B-12 0.00%
Vitamin B-6 25.80%
Vitamin C 13.10%
Vitamin D 0.00%
Vitamin E 0.80%
Calcium 8.20%
Copper 11.50%
Folate 29.30%
Iron 13.70%
Magnesium 14.50%
Manganese 35.90%
Niacin 3.60%
Pantothenic Acid 3.60%
Phosphorus 13.80%
Riboflavin 5.40%
Selenium 4.50%
Thiamin 10.40%
Zinc 8.60%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Estonian beet salad – Rosolje

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Ingredients:

  • Potato, 3 small
  • Beets, 1 beet
  • Carrots, 2 medium
  • Egg, 2 large
  • Herring, 7 oz, boneless
  • Peas, canned, 1.5 cup
  • Sour Cream, 1 cup
  • Mayonnaise, regular, 0.25 cup
  • Onions, raw, 0.5 medium
  • Dill Pickles, 1 medium
  • Apples, fresh, 0.5 large

RosoljeIngredients

Boil potatoes, carrots, beets and eggs. Cool. If you have cleaned herring, cut to small pieces. Chop the rest of the vegetables and eggs to small pieces as well.

RosoljeMixing

Mix in sour cream and mayonnaise.  Enjoy

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Nutrition FactsUser Entered Recipe
12 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191.3
Total Fat 7.7 g
Saturated Fat 3.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Cholesterol 85.0 mg
Sodium 224.4 mg
Potassium 167.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 26.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
Sugars 8.4 g
Protein 5.8 g
Vitamin A 7.00%
Vitamin B-12 5.00%
Vitamin B-6 3.40%
Vitamin C 2.50%
Vitamin D 3.50%
Vitamin E 2.00%
Calcium 7.40%
Copper 6.40%
Folate 8.10%
Iron 6.90%
Magnesium 6.40%
Manganese 14.40%
Niacin 5.20%
Pantothenic Acid 4.60%
Phosphorus 11.20%
Riboflavin 13.60%
Selenium 19.90%
Thiamin 9.10%
Zinc 5.00%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Italian Sausage Soup

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SausageTortelliniSoupDone

Ingredients:

  • Italian Sausage, pork, 6 link, 4/lb ($3.00)
  • Onions, raw, 0.5 medium ($0.06)
  • Garlic, 2 cloves  ($0.03)
  • 8 cups of water
  • Tortellini, pasta with cheese filling, 1 lb ($ 2.00)
  • Beans, white, 2 cup ($0.50)
  • Spinach, fresh, 8 oz ($2.00)
  • Thyme and other spices (salt, pepper, etc.) to taste.
  • Total: $ 7.59 or  $ 0.95 per serving.

    SausageTortelliniSoupIngredients

    Sautee sausage, thyme, onion and garlic until the sausage is almost cooked.

    SausageTortelliniSoupInthePan

    Put everything from the pan to the pot, add water and cooked beans, bring to boiling and then simmer for about 30 minutes. Add tortellini and cook another 15 – 20 minutes.

    SausageTortelliniSoupInthePot

    Add spinach and cook another 3 – 5 minutes. Season to taste.

    SausageTortelliniSoupSmall1

    Nutrition Facts
    8 Servings
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 554.5
    Total Fat 31.0 g
    Saturated Fat 11.6 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3.8 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 13.3 g
    Cholesterol 88.0 mg
    Sodium 844.7 mg
    Potassium 773.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 43.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 25.6 g
    Vitamin A 68.20%
    Vitamin B-12 14.40%
    Vitamin B-6 20.70%
    Vitamin C 20.60%
    Vitamin D 0.00%
    Vitamin E 3.40%
    Calcium 18.60%
    Copper 15.90%
    Folate 40.30%
    Iron 26.60%
    Magnesium 21.50%
    Manganese 36.30%
    Niacin 23.10%
    Pantothenic Acid 5.90%
    Phosphorus 32.00%
    Riboflavin 24.10%
    Selenium 51.40%
    Thiamin 50.20%
    Zinc 20.20%
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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