Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Turkey Chili....

This is a fabulous and hardy meal for a cool, fall day. Compliments of my momma... Debs!

2 lbs. ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 28 oz. can undrained tomatoes (diced or whole)
2 cups tomato juice
1 TBSP mustard
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 16 oz. can kidney beans, drained
* 1 16 oz. can white kidney beans, drained (optional, to make it a little hardier)

*Pull out your big pot for this guy, you can saute and cook all in one pan. *First, chop your onion and bell pepper and throw it in a hot pan with a drizzle of olive oil and your garlic (I use the frozen cubes from Trader Joe's, they are great to keep on hand!) and let saute for a few minutes. Then add in your ground turkey and cook until browned. (Here's a helpful hint, when you first put your turkey in, break it up with a spoon or spatula, and then leave it to brown on one side, don't go turning it over and over, it won't ever get that good brown color that way. Once one side it browned completely, then turn it over for the next side to do it's thing). Next add your tomatoes and tomato juice, seasonings, and mustard. Give it a good mix-a -roo. Bring that to a boil, cover it up, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 1 hour. Last, stir in the beans (drained of course) and let it simmer for 15 more minutes. After that, it is ready to serve and your whole house is full of the delicious smell of homemade chili!

Serve with: I would like to recommend my favorite corn bread that is NOT homemade, heck, you just made the chili homemade, so give yourself a break already! It's from Trader Joe's and it comes in a box, you add an egg, oil, and water, and wha-la! it's done! It does take 35 minutes or so, so don't wait until the last minute! If you are feeling green, you could add a salad or some asparagus to go with it!


The McCarty's said...

Hey, I just made this chili and really loved it. I had to modify a couple of ingredients based off what I had but it turned out great. I had yet to narrow down a chili recipe I liked but will stick with it. It's the first recipe of yours that I've tried and will look forward to trying more!

Andrea said...

Awesome Kaitlyn, I am glad you guys liked it- and I LOVE that you modified it to fit what you had! That's what it's all about! It's a perfect recipe to double and freeze for a last minute meal! Thanks for your comment!

Meghan Underwood said...

Well I visited this yum chili today...Years since you posted it...and it was deeeeeelicious! Thank you thank you!