I wish I was making chili years ago… it tastes too good, is too simple, and is cheap as dirt to make. There are literally no downsides to this when you use ground turkey (aside: I can’t type literally without saying it in my head like Rob Lowe).
If you want a vat of awesomeness to snack on over the weekend, read on!
So, I wanted to cook something that I could eat late at night for the next 4-5 days… I’ve been snacking late night and figure a small meal would be better than crackers, cereal, chips, or whatever else is readily available. Chili seemed like it would fit the bill and if you make it with ground turkey (instead of beef), loads of veggies, and tomato sauce… it isn’t too bad for you either.
I did my research, went to the store, then came home and started chopping vegetables.
I chopped up the onions, peppers, and garlic and saute’d them. I simultaneously browned the ground turkey in another pan AND prepared the seasoning for later (holy multitasking). Once they were both cooked, I added the turkey to the pot with the veggies and mixed it up. I added the seasoning then added the liquid ingredients, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
Now comes the fun part! Go do something else for an hour while you’re being tortured with the scent of spicy goodness. I chose to waste my time watching Misfits on Hulu, which was surprisingly decent… who knew British TV was worth watching?
After an hour of stirring and waiting I could finally devour it. Oh, and so much for having something to eat for days… my family decided to have chili for dinner… I’ll make more next week.
This turkey chili is easy to make, doesn’t cost a lot, produces a ton, and has a nice spicy kick. Omit some heat if you don’t like the burn.