This is going to be an easy peasy post…I tried my hand at turkey chili and I didn’t do half bad….if I do say so myself (not to mention my colleagues like theirs too 🙂 )I’ve never been a big chili fan even growing up and I really only started eating it probably like within the past 6 months.
I read a few recipes and decided to come up with my very own which truly was a hit. Note, I never use a specific recipe or real measurements…I make things the way I believe they’re to taste and then add my flair.
Jay’s first time Turkey Chili
1 container of ground turkey
1/2 of one onion diced
3 bell peppers minced (1 red, 1 orange 1 yellow)
1/2 a jalapeno diced
1 can of black beans
2 large cans of diced tomatoes
1 can of kidney beans
2 ears of corn (yellow or white) cooked well, blanched, and cut off the cob.
1/2 a clove of garlic minced
A few dashes of cracked pepper, sea salt and Tabasco sauce (of course)
Step 1: Brown your ground turkey well. I actually browned my meat in about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and I added Worcester sauce for a little color. For taste I added a few dashes of salt and pepper.
Step 2: Once you’re done browning your meat and its seasoned well add it to a large pot.
Step 3: Add your diced bell peppers.
Step 4: Add your corn. Corn is always optional. I actually had a few ears of corn in my freezer I wanted to use, so I decided to boil them, then let them cool (I blanched them in ice water) and then cut the kernels off the cob and placed them in a container. From there I let them cool and added them to my pot.
Step 5: Add your onion, jalapenos, and garlic.
Step 6: Add your diced tomatoes.
Step 7: Stir well and allow flavors to simmer…for about :15-:20 minutes.
Step 8: Add your secret weapons…smoked paprika and cumin.
Step 9: Allow your pot to simmer well, so here’s the thing…I really didn’t time my pot, I did a great :45 minute workout and started to smell my chili cook and the top pot rattle…I figured it was about time 🙂 Next time I promise I’ll pay closer attention.
Step 10: Serve and enjoy ! Told ya…easy peasy. You can choose to serve with cornbread or rice.