Here's a tasty recipe that will have your hungry crowd satisfied in no time.
Chef Nikki Shaw: Have you ever had to feed a large group of people, but weren't sure exactly where to begin? Well, the next time you're elected "head of the food committee," try this easy recipe for a big pot of "Tip-Off Turkey Vegetable Chili." It's made with healthy choices: fresh ground turkey, beans full of protein and seven different tasty veggies. This one-dish meal is perfect for your child's class, club meeting, sports team, birthday party or any other get-together. A pot of chili is simple to make, inexpensive ... and it will feed an army! Throw in a pan of cornbread and a tossed salad, and dinner is done.
Chili is a thick, spicy stew typically made with meat, beans, chili peppers, garlic, onion and cumin. The name "chili con carne" is Spanish for "peppers with meat." A delicious vegetarian version is called "chili sin carne," meaning "peppers without meat." To make vegetarian chili, follow this recipe but replace the ground turkey with more beans and veggies.
"NIK TIP:" Think outside the bowl! Have fun with your chili and experiment with other delicious dishes, such as chili-cheese fries, chili-mac (add macaroni noodles), stuffed baked potatoes (topped with chili), chili-cheese hot dogs, chili spaghetti (over pasta), chili over rice and chili nachos.
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|Celebrity Chef Nikki Shaw is the owner of Flavor Caterer in Oakland, Calif., and was a finalist on the Food Network's "Next Food Network Star." She is the host of the radio show "Today's Flavor," broadcast on San Francisco's KBLX and webcast on WBLS in N.Y.C. She is married to L.A. Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw and lives in both Northern and Southern Calif. with their three children. www.chefnikkishaw.com|