Sunday, January 10, 2010

Flavor of the Week {Turkey Chili}

I try new recipes at least 3 times a week and I figure at least 1 of the 3 will turn out well enough for me to share with you, so I'm going to start sharing my "flavor of the week" with you. I hope you find some new great recipes to add to your collection!

It has been COLD here this past week, like it hasn't gotten above 20 degrees cold! When it gets cold outside, nothing makes me happier than a hot bowl of chili, and this is my favorite. This is the closest thing I have to an original recipe, meaning I didn't get it from a cookbook or a website. It's a little bit how my mom used to make it and a lot of adding things that I like to it. It's super easy to make and tastes even better the next day =)

Turkey Chili
Feeds 5

1&1/2 lbs cooked turkey (or chicken) (I like to use the rotisserie chicken you can buy already cooked at the commissary, or left over turkey from Thanksgiving which is what I actually used this time) (or you could use any ground meet that you like)
1 each green pepper, red pepper and onion, cut into bite size pieces
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 cup frozen corn
2 large cans diced tomatoes
1 large can tomato sauce
1 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp oregano
1/2 tbsp basil
2 tbsp chili powder
salt&pepper to taste
EVOO for cooking
Sometimes I add a can of beans. And I don't like spicy but if you do, feel free to toss in some jalapeƱos, my husband always adds some to his own bowl.

Cook the peppers and the onion in 1tbsp EVOO in at least a 5 quart pot until tender.

Add the garlic and cook for about 3 more minutes. Chop/tear the turkey into bite size pieces and add it to the pot. Also add the canned tomatoes/sauce and corn (and anything else you wish at this time) and stir to combine. Add the spices and let cook for about 15 minutes then TASTE! You have to taste this while it's cooking and adjust your seasonings to your liking! I normally have to add more chili powder and let it cook for at least another 30 minutes

I like to serve it with corn bread! ENJOY!