Quick and tasty turkey chili

Monday, October 19, 2015

For some reason I equate fall with chili. It's the perfect comfort food for a crisp fall evening. Pair it with some fresh bread and a salad and you've got an awesome meal (assuming you also add dessert, of course!).

I'm going to share with you my go-to chili recipe. I'll admit, I don't actually follow a recipe so I tried to be intentional about what I was putting in this past time for the purpose of writing it out. You're welcome to use ground beef or chicken instead of turkey. Enjoy!

quick turkey chili

Quick and tasty turkey chili

1 lb lean turkey breast (or ground beef)
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato soup
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
2 onions
1-2 peppers (1 green and then one red, yellow or orange)
2-3 cloves garlic (depending on your preference)
chili powder (I throw this in to my taste, it's probably 2-3 tablespoons)
hot sauce (optional - if you like it spicy, add your favorite hot sauce in whatever amount you're comfortable with)

  1. Heat frying pan with about 1tablespoon olive oil to medium heat. Once pan is hot add turkey, onion, peppers and garlic. I also add about 1 tablespoon of chili powder and a little bit (1-2 tablespoons) of water. Cook until turkey is fully-cooked.
  2. Add everything else to your slow cooker (or large pot) and then add cook turkey mixture.
  3. Let the slow cooker or stove do the work! I usually make this mid-day and throw it on high in my slow cooker and it's ready for supper (maybe 3 hours). Delicious EVERY time!
Bonus: this freezes and re-heats like a dream. I always make a bunch and freeze enough for two freezer meals. Warning: if you add spice, it amplifies when you freeze and reheat. Add some sour cream or plain yogurt on top to tone down the heat and add to the yummy factor.  


What food just feels like fall to you?? 

Bonus if you post a link to your favorite fall recipe in the comments!!

Other recipes I love:
The best green beans you'll ever have
Potato, leek and bacon soup
No-bake cherry cheesecake
Low sugar chocolate macaroons