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Turkey and black bean chili


Ingredients:

Vegetable cooking spray

1 cup coarsely chopped onion

1/2 cup sliced celery

2 (16-ounce) cans unsalted black beans

1 (10-ounce) can whole tomatoes with green chilies, undrained

6 ounces diced, cooked turkey breast

1 tablespoon chili seasoning mix

5 tablespoons nonfat sour cream

Sweet red pepper strips


-Coat an iron skillet with cooking spray.
-Place over medium-high heat until hot.
-Add onion and celery and saute until tender.

-Let cool slightly, then transfer mixture to an
electric blender.
-Drain beans and reserve liquid.

-Add half of beans and all of liquid to blender.
-Process until smooth and return to iron skillet.
-Add remaining beans, tomatoes and chilies,
turkey, and chili seasoning to skillet.
-Cook over medium heat until hot.
-Ladle into bowls, top with sour cream and garnish
with pepper strips.

Makes five 1-cup servings.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories per 1-cup serving: 259;

fat: 2.0 g;
saturated fat: 0.4 g;
protein: 22.7 g;
carbohydrate: 36.1 g;
cholesterol: 23 mg;
sodium: 442 mg;
fiber: 6.7 g;
iron: 4.6 mg;
calcium: 71 mg.

Diabetic exchange per 1-cup serving:

2 1/2 very lean meat; 2 starch; 1 vegetable.

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Okay, to be honest, I've never heard of black beans.
I was hoping they didn't mean green and yellow
beans someone left lying around. :eek: But I see they
come in a can. For some reason, that's a relief.

Sounds Good otherwise. Enjoy. :p
 

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I am really confused with eating or not eating starches with meals. Some of you are 5 percent only with carbs but the others who can eat 35 carbs at a meal like this turkey and bean stew, are you able to keep blood sugar below 140 after these kind of meals ?
 

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This is a very old post, and while I didn't know Terrie, I believe she is a type 1 pumper, so she could bolus for extra carbs. Those of us not using insulin have to watch more closely because if we spike, we're stuck with it until it comes down either by itself or with exercise.

That being said, I can tolerate a few bites of black soybeans - not the black turtle beans called for in this recipe - but possibly a good swap for what's called for here, if you already know they don't spike you. It does sound like a good recipe.
 
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