As I've mentioned before, Marvin and I love spice, so the majority of my cooking includes anything from fresh jalapenos and cayenne pepper to Cajun spice mixes.
I recently purchased a Sunbeam Grillet - a combination grill, skillet, and slow cooker - and I have put it to good use. Normally I try to make meals that are good for us - heavy of the veggies with lean meats. The other day Marvin was asking for a dip, something casual to eat with tortilla chips. This No-Cheese Turkey and Bean Dip is a not-TOO-bad-for-you dip that is hearty enough to eat as a meal, but could also make a great appetizer for a party.
1 can of black beans
1 can of pinto beans
1 can of sweet corn
1 can of tomatoes with green chilies
1 pound of turkey sausage
1 green pepper, cut in chunks
1 white onion, cut in chunks
2 fresh jalapenos, cut in rings
1 fresh tomato, cut in chunks
1/2 tsp cumin
2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder
2 or 3 limes, squeezed
water to cover
For this recipe I used my Grillet as part skillet and part slow cooker. If you don't have a Grillet, you can use a regular large skillet and keep an eye on it or use a slow cooker and give the turkey plenty of time to cook through.
1. Set heat to medium (350 degrees on my Grillet) and lightly brown the turkey.
2. Add all canned goods and cut vegetables and stir.
3. Add seasonings and stir.
4. Squeeze limes over your meat and veggies.
5. Add water to cover.
6. Turn down to low heat (on my Grillet, I set it to 200 degrees).
7. Cook till the veggies are soft and the water has somewhat evaporated.
8. Serve with tortilla chips.
Although this is not one of the most healthful meals I've prepared, and although we ate way too much of it at once, it was not too heavy, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
If you need to turn down the heat index, consider using only one jalapeno and remove the seeds, and use only 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper.
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