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I found a couple of recipes that are very similar and combined them tonight to make Chili. Typically I think of chili more when it’s cold outside and we had a heat wave today – it was at least 80 degrees and balmy. Oh well, chili is great anytime! The Pioneer Woman blog has an easy Texas chili recipe on the Tasty Kitchen site. It is very similar to another recipe I found on How Sweet. So I combined them and added some ingredients of my own.
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds ground turkey
1 29 oz can tomato sauce
1 29 oz can tomato puree
1 29 oz can diced tomatoes in juice
6 ounces tomato paste (I would use less next time – maybe just a few tablespoons)
1 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin (or less)
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 can baked beans
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
<1 can beer
Saute the chopped onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add ground turkey and cook until no longer pink. Add all other ingredients and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
Notes: I added the beer at the end because it was very thick. Perhaps if I had used ground beef it would have been juicer. This recipe really needed the extra liquid. I also would cut down the amount of tomato paste because it tastes very tomato’y. If I had used less tomato paste and added ground beef instead of turkey, the beer might not have been needed,. I would probably leave that out as well. We served it with plain Greek yogurt and crackers. Not bad. I would make those adjustments and try this recipe again. I’m going to use the ground turkey or ground venison or maybe even a beef chuck roast. I am not a fan of ground beef.
Now if only it would get cold outside 🙂
Do you have a good, no-fail chili recipe that you swear by?
Thanks for stopping by! Tricia