Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Turkey Chili

Some days a bowl of chili is the only thing to ward off the chill, so as we head towards the first day of Winter and Christmas Day here is one of my family favorites. I love to use green peppers, they are tasty but just look so pretty!

Turkey Chili
·         1 lb. ground turkey~ you can always substitute with ground chicken or ground beef
·         1 medium sweet yellow onion, peeled and diced. You can use a yellow onion I just like the sweet or sweet Vidalia onion from Georgia
·         1 large green pepper, remove seeds and dice
·         2 garlic cloves minced or one tablespoon of garlic powder
·         28 ounce can diced tomato with liquid
·         1 15-ounce tomato sauce
·         15 ounce can light red kidney, drain and rinse
·         15 ounce or 1 ½ cups of corn, if canned drain or you can use frozen
·         15 ounce can black beans with juice, I use low sodium or no salt
·         1 teaspoon cayenne or red pepper ~ this can be hot so I add more after cooked if we need more heat, or serve with hot sauce, everyone’s heat tolerance is different, me I like spice not hot
·         2 small hot peppers, slice in half, remove seeds ~ Optional, if I have these on hand I toss them in
·         Cooking Instructions:
·         Using the stove top, add diced onions to a large cooking pot cook the diced onions for 2 to 3 minutes, add the turkey to the pot cook until the turkey begins to turn brown about 10 minutes. Drain grease from cooked ground turkey
·         Add the garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, corn, black beans, chili powder and peppers
·         Bring the chili to a boil and simmer on low for 60 to 90 minutes, the longer you simmer the chili the more flavorful the chili
·         Crock Pot Option: cook the turkey, drain then add to crock pot along with all the other ingredients, I cook on low for about 6 to 8 hours, depends on your crock pot/slow cooker
        Everyone's taste buds are different so I usually add enough spice to provide a great flavor, each person can add additional hot sauce depending on how spicy and hot they like their chili.
       Salt and pepper to taste, start with ¼ tsp each 

 Makes four to six servings or two if you are really hungry! Double the recipe and freeze a portion to have on-hand when the craving for chili hits again.

What is your favorite Chili recipe? Just cook something! Cheers! Kary~

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