Here’s a little secret. I don’t always cook from scratch. Really! Sometimes I use a few carefully selected products — mostly from Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s or Costco. For example, here’s how I made the Turkey Chorizo Chili we had for dinner the other night.
Start with some Turkey Chili with White Beans from Whole Foods.
Add thick bite-size pieces of Wellshire Smoked Chorizo Sausage, also from Whole Foods. The sausage is pre-cooked! No pan to clean up! 🙂
Pour some Kirkland Organic Chicken Stock into the mix — just enough to get the consistency you want.
Mix in some sautéed peppers, like these slightly hot peppers I bought at the farmers market. Sorry, I don’t know the name for these peppers, but you can use any slightly hot peppers, including poblanos which are easy to find.
Stir the mixture and heat to serving temperature in the microwave.
On top of each serving, add some chopped avocado.
Garnish with chopped cilantro.
BTW, to keep chopped cilantro fresh longer, I store it in a plastic container in the veggie drawer of my refrigerator. Notice the paper towel lining the container. The purpose of the towel is to collect moisture. And there are a few slits in the lid of the container (as you can see below) to allow the chopped leaves to respire. These two tricks help keep the cilantro fresh longer. And having chopped cilantro on hand encourages me to use more of it. 🙂
And that’s all it takes to make a fantastic Turkey Chorizo Chili! Less time and effort than getting in the car and eating out. And healthier too!
Enjoy and be healthy!