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Franki T.’s Protein-Packed Chili

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

Nutrition facts: each bowl yields approximately 20 grams of lean protein.
NOTE *I created this recipe after I underwent Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. To date, I’ve lost over 300 lbs, including the removal of 35 lbs excess skin & fat. I no longer have Sleep Apnea, Lymphedema, severe Compressed Spinal Discs, Gallstones and multiple Pulmonary Emboli.

 16 oz Ground Chicken
 16 oz Ground Turkey
 15.25 oz Black Beans
 14.50 oz Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes
 8 oz Tomato Sauce
 1 tsp Salt
 2 tbsp Dry Chopped Onion
 1 cup Water
Pieces of Me by Francesca Taylor

Biography for Francesca W. Taylor: Francesca Taylor was born in March 1966 in Fort Worth, Texas. Her father passed away before her second birthday, and her mother worked government jobs to support her family. By age 3, Francesca s four older siblings had already begun teaching her how to read and write. She started writing poetry at 8, and often won awards in school for creative writing and oration. She graduated as class valedictorian of her high school, and attended Texas Christian University on an academic scholarship. She graduated from TCU with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology. A few years later, her mother died suddenly, and she gave up pursuing a career in writing to focus on supporting herself through various jobs. She slowly began to write poetry again, following the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Her first two poems, Time to Heal and Tuesday Morning, were published in books dedicated to the victims of that day s events. Her first complete book of poetry, Pieces of Me, is a compilation of poems authored between 2001 and 2008, and deals with subjects based on her life from childhood to the present. Francesca currently resides in Arlington, Texas. Purchase on Amazon

Franki T.'s Protein-Packed Chili

Cook ground chicken and ground turkey thoroughly with one teaspoon of salt, chopped onion and the chili powder, and sit aside to marinate. (Chicken and turkey do not leave as much grease as beef & pork after cooking; however, it’s the discretion to drain off all or none of the residual oil. It’s a good idea to keep at least one tablespoon of the natural juices & fat to avoid meat from getting dry and bland. )
Combine black beans, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and 1 cup of water in large sauce pot; cook for 15 minutes, stir and keep on low temperature. *this is the time to add corn, pinto beans, jalapenos and any other preferred vegetables to the dish.
Combine the cooked ground meats in the sauce pot, and stir thoroughly (at more water if needed, to avoid scorching sauce.)
Cover sauce pot and let dish to marinate at least 1 hour on low temperature to enhance flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 12 oz bowl

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Protein 20g40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.