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The Best Chili Recipe

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Literally our favorite Chili recipe – obviously the perfect jumping off point if you want to add your own touch. It’s easily the Best Chili Recipe

Best Chili

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 (printable recipe below – scroll down)

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 clea

ning 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 ½ 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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Best Chili Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

This is the perfect basic chili recipe - add more to it, to make it your own.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Saute the onions and peppers in the skillet without cleaning it.
  3. 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 ½ hours or so - the longer the better.
  4. 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).

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Goddess

Wednesday 27th of April 2011

My kids will surely eat much this dinner! This chili recipe is just the ideal recipe I was looking for. I'd let them taste the chili-flavored turkey.:)

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