I’ve tried a lot of different chili recipes, and had never made one to brag about. Most chili’s, to me, all taste the same. They may have a variation in the beans used or no beans for that matter, but all in all, not much of a difference in taste. So by combining a few of my favorite chili ingredients, I have come up with a flavorful chili recipe of my own. It is also simple to make since you just dump all of the ingredients into a crock pot! So it is idiot-proof 🙂
1 pound ground turkey
1 small/medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper (any color), chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons season salt
1 can tomato sauce
1 10 oz can diced tomatoes with chiles (I use Ro-Tel)
½ cup salsa
2 table spoons chili seasoning mix (1 packet)
1 (15 ounce) can light red kidney beans (or beans of choice)
You can use 1 lb of beef or 1 lb of sausage instead of turkey
You may choose to use more of less of the tomato sauce and/or salsa, depending on the consistency you prefer for your chili.
1.Saute the onion and brown the turkey in a skillet (season with a little salt and pepper), should take about 10 minutes, and then drain the grease.
2.Add turkey/onion mixture and all of the other ingredients to the crock pot, stir together, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Onions, sour cream, cheese, green onions, cilantro, tortilla chips, etc… I usually mix the sour cream and cilantro together in a dish to dollop on the chili.