Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Turkey Chili

Today was a great day for chili, wasn't it? I actually really like when it is cold and rainy because it gives me an excuse to do my homework from the couch under a blanket.

If you have a crock-pot, you are smart. It makes things like chili super easy to make if you're busy. Here is my recipe for turkey chili in the crock pot:

1lb lean ground turkey
1 white onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 large can of whole, peeled tomatoes, undrained
1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of chopped green chiles
1-2 cups of tomato juice (depending on how soupy you like your chili)
tons of garlic (I probably used about 6 cloves)
1 Tbsp chili powder 
1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp oil

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion, saute until onion becomes translucent. Add the turkey and cover, stirring occasionally until brown. When it's done, throw it in the crock pot along with all of the other ingredients (NOTE: I use tons of garlic because I am insane, which Dan can attest to. If you aren't obsessed with putting garlic in/on absolutely everything, you may want to use less. Also, you can obviously use more or less of the other spices to increase/decrease the heat). Set the crock-pot to high and cook for 4 hours. 

This makes probably 6-7 servings, depending on how hungry you are :) 

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