Time for Chili!


The weather is getting colder and it is time for chili!

A few weeks ago, through blog comments with my amazing, bloggy friend, Mrs Tee from Love Life Laughter, discussed chili based on one of her posts, with her saying that she would like to find a good recipe for a not so super spicy chili recipe. This got me to thinking that I would make note of what I used when I made my next batch of chili.

Chili In The Pot

Chili In The Pot

Now my chili recipe is super simple and can be adjusted to ones own personal liking, but this is how my clan likes it. Now I have to note, that in all of the years that I have made this chili, I have never once made note of anything other than the ingredients. I have never measured the amount of spices that I use, I generally go by taste and color.

We also have a few required add-ons with our chili. Shredded cheese is a must, as well as some corn chips, and crackers, and we also add some warmed, buttered, flour tortillas.

I also snuck in a substitute ingredient to this pot of chili…that is a secret…from my hubby at least! LOL! Normally I would have used ground beef in our chili, but it is getting way to expensive! Sooo…I decided to switch our ground meat to ground turkey! 🙂 I can actually buy almost 2 pounds of turkey for the price of one pound of beef…and there is no more than a minute difference in taste, but if you add seasonings it becomes even more minimal.

Chili!
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Servings Prep Time
16 bowls... 20 Minutes
Cook Time
3+ Hours
Servings Prep Time
16 bowls... 20 Minutes
Cook Time
3+ Hours
Chili!
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
16 bowls... 20 Minutes
Cook Time
3+ Hours
Servings Prep Time
16 bowls... 20 Minutes
Cook Time
3+ Hours
Ingredients
Servings: bowls...
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground turkey and add the first three spices to the meat.
    Ground Turkey
  2. Combine Beans and Tomato Juice to a large pot. I use a 5 Qt Stock Pot.
    Juice and Beans
  3. Add browned Turkey to Juice and Beans.
    Chili In The Pot
  4. Add last set of spices and stir. Bring to a boil. Then simmer for a few hours...until beans have softened.
    Spices
Recipe Notes

Spices can be adjusted to your own preference and crushed tomatoes could be added as well. And it is great to freeze!

Also a note about the serving size...16 bowls is a rough average...at about a cup and a half per bowl it fed a family of four over about 4 days.

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