Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Turkey Chili

I've never been a fan of "beany chili" (or chili with an enormous amount of beans in it).  So years ago I made up my own chili with minimal amounts of beans.  Later we changed up our diet to eat healthier and started using Ground Turkey instead of Ground Beef...the problem with ground turkey is that it's not as "Flavorful" as beef.  After tweaking my chili recipe, you can't even tell it's made with turkey.
1 package Lean Ground Turkey
1/2 tsp. minced garlic (small clove of fresh garlic)
1 1/2 Tbs. Cholula hot sauce
1/2 tsp. crushed red peppers
1 tsp. Natures Seasoning
1 tsp. Tobasco hot sauce
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. fresh cracked pepper
In a large pot, brown the turkey meat.  During the browning process add in all the above ingredients (add more of each seasoning depending on what you like more spicy? more garlicky? just add another tsp. of whichever ingredient you want)

Once the meat is browned and seasoned add the next set of ingredients:

1 14oz. can black beans
2 14oz. cans petite diced tomatoes
2 14oz. cans tomato sauce
1 package McCormick Chili Seasoning (I use 30% less sodium)
Evenly mix the chili and bring to a boil.  Then turn the stove on low and simmer the chili for a few hours...long enough for all the flavors to blend evenly together.  Then serve & Enjoy!

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