Turkey Chili Tango

Trot around your kitchen, chop a few veggies, open a few cans and enjoy fabulous turkey chili soup.

easy weeknight dinner

OK, this is way too easy to be so delicious! I know I usually do everything from scratch, but this is one of those short cut meals. And we all need that from time-to-time. I always start with a few fresh veggies – usually peppers and onions to bump up the vegetable content. I have also used small diced carrots and that’s a great addition too.

chili soup

Don’t stress about changing the meat from ground beef to turkey. No one every seems to guess.
And I like the textural difference of having both the Mrs. Grimes beans in chili sauce and the regular dark red kidney beans, so I add both. But you do as you like.

If you are making this for a large crowd, increase the meat to two pounds and add at least one more can of Mrs. Grime’s chili beans. Then adjust seasonings to taste.

garnish with cheese

chili soup

So if you’re looking for a great tasting chili, give this a try.

1 TBS olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 pound ground turkey – or beef, your choice
1 15 oz can Mrs. Grime’s chili beans (regular seasonings)
2 cans – 15 oz each – diced tomatoes with roasted garlic and onion (or chilies if you want more spice)
1 15 oz can regular red kidney beans – rinsed and drained
1 28 oz oz can tomato sauce
1 TBS beef soup base (or 2 cubes beef bouillon)
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
2 tsp chili pepper

Heat the olive oil until hot in a large, heavy pot or Dutch oven.
Add onions and peppers and cook over medium heat for several minutes until softened.
Remove the vegetables from the pot and add the ground meat.
Brown the meat while breaking it into small pieces.
Drain the fat off the meat.
Add the vegetables back into the pot.
Pour in the diced tomatoes, beans, and sauce and let the mixture come to a boil.
Add the rest of the ingredients and let the chili simmer for at least 10 minutes.
Adjust seasoning and serve alone or with potatoes, cheese or sour cream.

Note: This is an easy one to make and then pour into a slow cooker where you can leave it for hours. The ingredients will merge nicely and the sauce will thicken.

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