Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Parsnip Chocolate Chili (great recipe for expectant mothers)

In case you missed yesterday's post you might not know that we are celebrating "Pregnancy Week" on a Latte' with Ott,A is week and today I'm sharing a recipe for Parsnip Chocolate Chili that is supposed to be great for expectant mothers.  Parsnips are high in folate and fiber, which help both mother and baby.
Ingredients: 1 T. vegetable oil, 1 medium onion, finely chopped, 1 lb. ground beef, 2 medium parsnips, peeled and sliced, 1 red bell pepper, chopped, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 tsp. chili powder, 1 T. dried oregano, 1 tsp. cumin powder, 1 (29 oz) can crushed tomatoes, 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste, 2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 (15 oz) can kidney beans (drained and rinsed), 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed.
Directions: heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and beef and cook until browned throughout about 5 minutes.  Add parsnips, red pepper and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.  Stir in chili oregano, cumin, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes more.
Add tomatoes, tomato paste, cocoa powder, kidney beans and black beans.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes. 
Ladel into serving bowls.  A great winter-time recipe and you can slightly taste the chocolate in it.  And you definitely will feel healthy eating this tasty soup.
This post was linked to:  Melt in your Mouth Monday on Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Hunk of meat Monday on Beyer Beware, 2 Maids a Baking on 2 Maids a Milking, Tasty Tuesday on Beauty and Bedlam, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, Hearth N' Soul, Made from Scratch Tuesday on From Mess Hall to Bistro, It's a Blog Party33 Shades of Green


Olah Momma! said...

Even if I'm not expecting, this recipe sounds good for autumn. Hmmmmm....

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marissa said...

I've never cooked with parsnip but this looks delicious I'd love you to add this to my what we wore and made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com I've been hoping to do a soup round up soon!

Penniless Parenting said...

Wow. Parsnips, chocolate, and chili? Three things I'd never think of putting together, but totally looks awesome! Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and soul blog hop!