Another great year has come and gone and with the new year comes a renewed focus on eating better and increasing exercise in an effort to make this the best year yet! Embracing this trend while keeping with the savory “Beets Eats” recipe switch-up, I chose to feature a healthy soup this month.
Each winter, my mom always made two staple soups: Canadian Cheese Soup and White Chili. While the Canadian Cheese Soup is amazing, as you may have guessed, the main element is cheese, and while delicious, isn’t the healthiest ingredient so I decided on the chili. Unlike most chili recipes, this one is broth based so it isn’t as thick and hearty however it is still quite filling. The recipe comes from one of our dear family friends, Debbie Taylor. She and her husband Ken are like my second parents. My family spent many great summer days at their lake house; boating, jet skiing, and learning to fish.
Enjoy with some avocados or oyster crackers on top!
— White Chili —
- 1 package of ground turkey
- 1 small white onion
- 1 glove garlic, minced
- 1 green pepper
- 1 can of white beans, don’t drain
- ½ cup raw macaroni noodles
- 2-3 cups chicken stock
- ½ tsp sweet basil, dried
- ½ tsp tarragon, dried
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Brown turkey with onion, pepper, and garlic.
- Add chicken stock, beans, spices, and cooked noodles.
- Simmer for 15 minutes.
In my variation of the recipe, I used egg noodles and added a few handfuls of spinach for even more green veggies. I also used low sodium chicken stock to keep with the health theme and added some Italian seasonings I had on hand.
By day, Chelsea Beets is one of our top-notch reservation specialists here at The Clear Creek Group, helping to create dream-like Jackson Hole experiences for our guests. By night, you’ll often find Chelsea in her kitchen, crafting scrumptious culinary fare that is no less dreamy. From delicate scratch-made pastries and treats, to some of the best Midwest comfort dishes ever conceived, Chelsea has a passion and talent for the craft. Fortunately for her fellow co-workers, she routinely shares her products!