Ok, so it might not be YOUR perfect Chili recipe, but it is ours. It is just spicy enough to be ‘real’ Chili, but consumable by children – which is important in my house. And you could easily add peppers or more chili powder to make it a bit spicier. I usually add until its the desired taste. They key to this recipe however is cooking it as long as you can. It gives it more flavor.
It’s just fabulous and very easy!
Look at that beef, onion and green pepper combo. Sorry about the steam. LOL
This really does make the Best Chili recipe. You can do what you want to it, too… make it hotter, spicier, milder, add more cheese, veggies, beans, beef, turkey, etc. We sometimes add a tub of sour cream at the end to make it creamier.
The Cook’s Perfect Chili Recipe
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 c. beans (we like Kidney)
1 can Rotel
1 lb. ground turkey
3 16 oz. cans tomato sauce
3 Tbs. chili powder (or more to taste)
2 Tbs. garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
In a skillet brown the ground turkey with a little bit of the chopped onion and some salt and pepper. Drain and remove meat and set aside. Saute the onions and peppers in the skillet without cleaning it. In a large stock pot, place the ground turkey and the sauteed peppers and onion. Add tomato sauce and chili powder. Cook on medium heat for approximately 1 1/2 hours or so. I usually start mine at about 3:00 and we sit down to eat at about 6pm. This allows it to simmer on the stove about an extra hour (sealing in the flavors).
We had this for dinner tonight, and I think everyone had at least two or three bowls. Yummy!!
This Moist Sweet Cornbread goes GREAT with this chili recipe!
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