Wednesday, February 2, 2011

E: Buffalo Turkey Nachos & More Nut Butter Chili

Halfway there! Hope your week is going well. I figured I would share two of the meals we enjoyed this week:

When Josh was leaving for work on Monday morning, I asked him what he wanted for dinner- chili or turkey meatloaf. His answer was meatloaf. As the day progressed….I decided meatloaf didn’t sound appealing. I thought back to this post on How Sweet It Is and knew what I was making!  I baked up tortilla chips using leftover tortillas from our weekend tacos. I then layered the chips with cooked ground turkey (buffalo sauce added while cooking), sharp cheddar cheese, additional buffalo sauce, and corn. Next time, I will definitely throw black beans & jalapenos in the mix:IMG_1282 IMG_1285

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Tuesday night called for chili. I have used Broccoli Hut’s PB chili recipe before and adjusted it to make enough for two.  Tonight, I adjusted it again and used almond butter instead of peanut butter. This makes three larger servings:

Ingredients

  • ~1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 white or yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked or canned black beans
  • 2 cups defrosted mixed veggies (I used corn, peas, green beans, lima beans & carrots)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter

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Directions

1. Over medium heat, cook onions in olive oil until tender.

2. Add tomato sauce, beans, mixed veggies, vegetable broth and spices. Bring to a simmer and cover. Cook for ~10-60 minutes (in my opinion, longer is better- brings out the flavor-but whatever you have time for).

3. Add almond butter, place a lid on the saucepan, and allow peanut flavor to infuse throughout the chili (5 minutes).

4. Remove lid, and stir thoroughly. Serve and enjoy!

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What have you been eating this week? Anything fun to share?

41 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I gotta try the nachos with turkey now for my husband! Bet he would love that.

fitchocoholic said...

Those nachos sound awesome!
Never heard of putting nut butter in chili, how does it add to the flavor?

Pound said...

love the nacho idea! clever!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

Those nachos are on my "To Cook" list! They sound amazing...I love homemade tortilla chips!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

yum!!! yours look delicious too :) it appears to be nacho week in the blog world!

Lauren said...

Mmm, both recipes look awesome and just in time for Superbowl Sunday! It's funny how sometimes we just crave "dude food." Lately, I've been wanting to making sweet potato chili fries, I think they are from Jessica's blog as well. That girl knows how to make any man fall in love with her. ;)

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

I bet the nut butter in the chili is super delicious! I've made a chili that used peanuts & dried chilis to make the base and the flavor was superb - great way to change things up and add flavor!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I'm loving the looks of both of these recipes! I am guessing Josh wasn't too disapointed that you switched it up from meatloaf--meatloaf just has never been a favorite of mine. :-/

LifeasKristina said...

I've been so boring this week-I want all your food!!!

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

Both of those look amazing! Nachos are seriously one of the best foods - perfect for the super bowl!
Best thing I've eaten so far this week was slow cooked bbq pulled pork. Hope you're having a good week, Erica!!

Rebecca said...

i love using pb/ab for dressings and sauces, switches things up while giving me the flavor i love

Kjirstenanderson@aol.com said...

We've been eating salad and last night had fish tacos. Nothing too exciting! Those nachos look awesome!

Holly said...

ummm those nachos look amazing. for some reason, i never used to like spicy things like that, but now i crave them! i swear, i'm not pregnant :)

happy WEDNESDAY dear erica!!!

Faith said...

Oh wow, do those nachos look fantastic! I love the idea of adding nut butter to chili -- I bet it adds a great hint of nuttiness without being overpowering!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I definitely need to give this a try.

xo

fittingbackin said...

I'm SO making these nachos - fabulous! I love you cooked the turkey with buffalo sauce - clever! This week I'm eating a few new curries and lots of risotto. Yum! I'm also making an Asian inspired recipe tonight for book club!

Simply Life said...

great looking meal!

Heather said...

I've been craving nachos, but yesterday I made the BEST sweet potato shepard's pie. I can't wait to have it for lunch today! :)

Amelia said...

Mmmm....those nachos look yummy! I was just sitting here thinking of what to make for dinner later on and those look like they would hit the spot. Especially since it is so cold!

I haven't tried nut butter in chili. Have you ever used cocoa powder in chili? It adds a really nice depth of flavor.

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

MMMMM...nachos!

I made a beef stroganoff and some crispy oven baked chicken strips ( on my blog today) and I want to make a lasagna. Kind of trapped today by the weather, and I have all the stuff for lasagna, so I am thinking tonight will be the night!

TiffersRunsTX said...

Giiiiiiiiiiiiiiirl, I am DROOLING, NO LIE!

Jenna said...

It's lunch time and I really wish I had a plate of those nachos served up for me! :)

Hmmm... dinner this week, nothing out of this world exciting, but the tofu fried rice on Monday was pretty great!

Megan D said...

I have that almond butter! I love the idea of a nut butter chili!!

One Healthy Apple said...

Yum! The nachos look great- I would have to do a gluten free/veggie makeover on them!

It's interesting that you added nut butter to chili- I have never heard of that.

Some new foods I have had have been organic red quinoa topped with butternut squash. Something I just LOVE about the combo.

Averie said...

The nachos look awesome...and so does the Nut Butter Chili! I want some!!!
:)

Holly said...

Oh my gosh! Nut butter in chili??? I love chili (and nut butters) so this is right up my alley. I'm so going to try that!

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

This looks aaaamazing right now!

MegSmith said...

Wow those nachos looks so good! It has been forever since I have had nachos and your version looks so delicious. I love the hot wing sauce, my boyfriend would love that! Beans would be super good next time too.

I have always been curious as to how nut butter is in chili. Do you taste it a lot or does it just add creaminess?

Laural (bhealthier) said...

BH is the best- she goes to the same school i just graduated from~! i made a huge amount of this pad thai style dish- noodles and veggies and beef with thai curry sauce and it was out of this world! I can't wait to post about it!

I crave nachos pretty often ( made some monday!) and added olives, black beans, tomatoes and cheese.

Delightful!

MegSmith said...

Thanks! I think I'm going to have to make a note to try it sometime. Anytime I can add peanut butter to something I am game!!!

Stephanie said...

Nut butter chili? Hmm..that sounds pretty genius!

We Are Not Martha said...

When I saw this on Jessica's blog, I was totallyyy in love too! Yours look SO good!!! Looks like the perfect Super Bowl dish :)

Sues

Julie said...

hahaha i love how you overuled josh! like NERP meatloaf it is not. i wonder if he came home thinking about meatloaf all day only to find that he got the meatloaf boot. although i'd be muchhh happier to come home to chili haha :) chili is also the perfect superbowl meaaaal!! wooo hoo for super bowl sundayy haha

enjoy your week girl :)

Campinggirl said...

those nachos look amazing!

teresa said...

mmm, love them both! i've never thought to put nut butter in chili, but it sounds delicious!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

Mmmmm both recipes look wonderful! Way to switch it up and go with the flow. Sometimes you've just gotta do that.

I'm glad the week is half way over! Tomorrow is actually my Friday... I just cant wait!

Shannon said...

ooh, nachos. totally craving them now :) maybe for dinner tonight? or sunday?

have a great rest of the week!

melissadishes said...

the nachos look great! May have to bust those out for the superbowl!

Natalie said...

so behind on blog reading this week but loved your preggo update. you are so cute!! and those nachos...must make soon!!!

Krista said...

Both meals look fabulous! I actually made chili on Wednesday. And on Monday I made a neat Asian chicken dish that was a hit around here...

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

can you believe I don't have any buffalo sauce in my kitchen I don't think I've every bought that sauce before, lol!