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.


  • 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


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.


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.

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