Friday, May 13, 2011

Rachael Ray's Turkey Chili Shepherd's Pie!

  • 2.5 pounds sweet potatoes
  • Salt
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 4 tablespoons fat free I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
  • 1 cup fat free sour cream
  • black pepper
  • nutmeg, to taste
  • 2 pounds ground turkeybreast
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 small chile peppers, red fresno, jalapeno or serrano
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 to 3 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 to 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded 2% sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded fat free cheddar cheese


Add the potatoes to a large pot, cover with water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Salt the water and cook to tender about 12 to 15 minutes. Drain and return to hot pot. Add the zest, butter, sour cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg, to taste. **(I also added cinnamon--YUM!)**

While potatoes are coming to a boil, heat and spray non stick chili pot over medium heat. Add the turkey and brown, then add in the onions and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Chop the peppers, then add them along with the garlic to the turkey. Stir in the spices, and add salt and pepper, to taste. **(I added cinnamon here too!)*** cook for 8 to 10 minutes, then add the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the stock and simmer a few minutes to thicken and combine flavors.

Preheat the broiler.

Transfer the chili to a casserole, spread the potatoes over the top and cover with Cheddar cheese. Brown under the broiler until golden and serve.

I've been eying this recipe in my Rachael Ray cookbook ever since I got it! So tonight was the night and I must say it is pretty delicious. I didn't look up how many calories the original had, but I halved this one and it made 4 big servings at about 450 calories a piece which is a little high for how much I like to eat at one meal, but it's dinner on a Friday night and I saved up my calories :O)

The original recipe can be found here:

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