After a day of fun in the outdoors, treat yourself to a super-tasty meal that's shockingly easy to make
When he was chef at Terra Bistro at Vail Mountain Lodge, Kevin Nelson (now the managing partner) refueled guests after skiing and other workouts with a flavorful lower-fat chili. It keeps well in a cooler if you want to make it at home. Whether you prepare it in advance or make it fresh for dinner, the recipe is fairly simple and yields delicious results. You’ll sauté onion, bell peper, garlic, and poblano chile, followed by ground turkey. Once the turkey is browned, you’ll add in canned diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, and a surprise ingredient: agave! Once you bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes, which gives the flavors ample time to blend. Just before serving, stir in fresh-squeezed lime juice, salt to taste, and top with chopped cilantro and shredded cheddar cheese.
Recipe: Turkey Black Bean Chili