Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ready for fall? Put on a pot of chili!

This version of chili is hands down, my kids favorite - in fact, they love it so much, they request it! When I made this the other day, my eldest said, and I quote, "this is the best chili ever, Mom". I got the recipe from my dear friend Christy a few years ago and haven't made another chili recipe since - gotta keep the troops happy you know. And there's a bonus: it's insanely easy to make and pretty healthy for you too (shhhhhhhh, don't tell the kids)!

Turkey Chili

2 pounds ground turkey
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
1-2 Tbsp cumin
2-3 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
28 ounce can tomato sauce
11 ounce can tomato soup
1 can of water
2 cans kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans or any combination thereof
1/2 cup wine or one can of beer (or water if you don't have either on hand)
salt and pepper
topping options: grated cheese, sour cream, green onions, chopped cilantro, saltines, tortilla chips (the kids love to customize and make up their own concoctions - it can get out of hand sometimes :-)

Brown turkey with onion and garlic. Mix in remaining ingredients and cook on low for one hour.

How easy is that?! Serve with cornbread muffins, a little salad and dinner's done. If your kids weren't chili fans before now, they will be after you serve 'em this. Have fun with it and enjoy!


Cathy said...

Laura, this recipe could not have come at a better time! I just bought four pounds of turkey at Publix (I just couldn't resist the price) to use for Prudence Pennywise's salsa verde burgers. Of course, I only needed one pound for the burgers, so I was just sitting here wondering what I would do with the other three pounds. Now I know (well, I know where at least two of them will go). I'm making this this weekend. And I AM ready for fall!!

Sorry you missed Barefoot Bloggers today! You should make those turnovers anyway. They were easier and yummy!

Andrea said...

I'm ready for fall if it means a bowl of this chili! I wish I could be one of your children for a day :-)

Meg said...

This would be delicious on a nice Fall evening!

Viki Xavier. said...

oh, i feel soooo... hungry on seeing your yummy chili dish.

Laura said...

Thanks everyone - I thik everyone is ready for fall. My only problem with it is what follows. Brrrrrrrrr. Thanks for leaving a comment!

Prudy said...

This is exactly what I'm making this week. Chili and cornmuffins. Can't wait! Your turkey version looks scrumptious!

M said...

Hey Laura...I am going to try this recipe this week (since it is supposed to get chilly)...I have really enjoyed all your recipes so I far...I will let you know what we think of this one!