Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Turkey Chili

Miss Lisa told mom that she was making turkey chili for her family this past weekend and it planted the idea in mom's head that maybe she needed to do this too.
I will help with the red peppers, mom!
 Time is up for picture taking.  I'm chomping down now!
 Miss Lisa didn't need a recipe but mom did.

  • 2lbs lean ground turkey
  • 1 (28oz) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15oz) can kidney or pinto beans
  • 1 (28oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp hot sauce (I use Tabasco)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and green onions to serve
  • Tortilla chips to accompany

  1. In a large heavy bottomed pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add the onions and the garlic and sauté until translucent. Make sure you stir constantly so you don’t burn the garlic!
  3. Add the bell peppers and cook for a couple of minutes, until tender.
  4. Add the turkey and cook until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon (or even a potato masher).
  5. Add the black beans, the kidney (or pinto) beans, the crushed tomatoes, the diced tomatoes, the chicken (or vegetable) stock, the chili powder, brown sugar, hot sauce, oregano, basil, garlic powder, sea salt and cayenne pepper (if using) and stir until everything is combined.
  6. Once the chili boils, lower the heat to low and let it simmer uncovered for 30 to 45 minutes or until it thickens.
  7. Top it off with the green onions, a handful of shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream and serve! 
 This turkey Chili is a 10!  Mom loves it!
Did you notice the antique spice box in the first photo?      Mom treated herself☺
Guess what?  I went out to do peepees at 3:15 this morning and snow was falling on my head!  yahooooooo

Love ya lots♥


Julie said...

I am in AWE of you Molly!!!!
Eating chilli AND enjoying snow!!!!
I'm also drooling at those tasty foodables, yum, yum
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Gus said...

Miss Molly. You are the only person in your whole state who is happy to see more snow. However, the chili looks great and will keep you warm. Ahhh, if we could only live in the moment like you do!

Matilda the Boxer said...

Mmmm, chili. It's our state food here in Texas. Good job!

Millie and Walter said...

That chili looks tasty. We get to help our mom cook too.

Sue said...

It's cold and windy here today. Mom thinks chili sounds like a good idea. She likes to make it because it smells so good. We like it because we get to help.

My Mind's Eye said...

Yummers Molly mom copied this delish recipe.
We love the spice rack. It seems there are tons of wonderful places to shop for such treasures in your neck of the woods.

OMCs a 3:15 pp trip and bonus snow.
Hugs madi your bfff

GranthamLynn said...

3:15 you need a doggie door! Brr.
That chili looks good if you live up north. Here in Texas we don't put in beans. LOL. Domino would love the turkey though. But we'd just cook it up plain.
Chili is too spicy. I didn't know doggies ate bell peppers!
Have a good day.

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Our snow has all gone now, but I hope we get more!
Your Mom's food looks delish, but I can't believe you ate the pepper. It's a vegetable!
Love, Arthur!

C.L.W.STEP said...

That looks very yummy! We made a big pot of chili this week too!

KB said...

Your mom is a saint, taking you out at 3:15 AM in the snow!

That turkey chili is mouth watering! I'm so glad that you enjoyed helping to make it and your mom enjoyed eating it! I love your antique spice rack.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

When the snow is falling and the air is cold, that's a great day for chili!!! That red pepper is so gorgeous it almost looks fake. Bet it was tasty.

Sigh, we would definitely go out to pee at 3:15 in the morning IF we had snow:) And we would find good reason to stay out there.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Sounds wonderful. We'll have to keep that for winter! But we dogs won't be eating any peppers....

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

Yum! My Mom makes turkey chili quite often and she also uses ground turkey (the lean like your Mom) and she uses peppers as well. She also adds, ready for this? CINNAMON!! Not much, just a little........she doesn't use broth in hers and she adds onions. She likes to put in the HOT red pepper flakes...your chili is quite similar! Oh and Mom just uses black beans cause she isn't a fan of kidney beans :) DakotasDen

The Daily Pip said...

A nice big pot of chili is always a treat!

Kinley Westie said...

Momma says no beans in chili - BOL BOL!

Idaho PugRanch said...

mmmmmmm the chili looks yummy!
Hazel & Mabel

Ruby said...

Okays, Ma says she'll be right will I for that SNOW!!!!
Ruby ♥