April 28, 2011

Turkey Chili

I never used to eat chili.  I would ladle out the "sauce", minus the meat and beans, and eat that over noodles.

I guess tastes really do mature.  I've almost learned to tolerate beans.  I really, really only like black beans.  And I've almost learned to tolerate ground meat.  It's a process.

So, I've made chili a bunch of times now.  Here is the recipe I've come up with.  I prefer using turkey.  Just because.  I actually wrote this down on a recipe card so I wouldn't immediately forget it. 

Turkey Chili

1/2 pound ground turkey (i suppose 1 pound would work too.  i only had a half.)
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, grated
1/2 packet McCormick Chili Seasoning (mild)
1 cup frozen corn or 1 can corn, drained
1 can Ro-Tel
1/2 can black beans (i had some frozen because i never seem to use a whole can at once.  you could use a whole can.)
1 can Chili Starter Beans and Sauce
1 can tomato soup
3/4 cup water

Brown the meat, adding the onion, pepper, and garlic toward the end of the browning process.  Put a lid on the pot to steam up the vegetables. 
Add the rest of the ingredients.  Cook it all together until it starts to boil.  Don't forget to stir.  It'll burn onto the bottom of your pot pretty easily.

(I didn't take a pretty picture with cheese, sour cream, and green onions on top.  But that's how you should eat it.)
I ate this with brown rice and tortilla chips.  I think that if my mother would have given me tortilla chips to eat with my chili, I would've started eating chili long ago.

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