There is nothing like a steaming bowl of hearty chili when it's cold and snowy outside! This easy recipe goes together quickly and is loaded with good stuff. If you like it more spicy, feel free to add a minced and seeded fresh jalapeno with the peppers and onions. Top with cheddar cheese, sour cream, or serve with Fresh Sage Cornbread. Enjoy!
Hearty Turkey Chili
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small green pepper, seeded and diced
1 small yellow pepper, seeded and diced
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 ½ lbs ground turkey
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 6 ounce can tomato paste
1 28 ounce can petite diced tomatoes with juice
1 28 ounce can water
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 ½ tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1) Heat a large soup pot over medium heat. Add oil, then add green and yellow peppers and onions. Sauté for about 10 minutes.
2) Add ground turkey and cook through until you have little moisture left in the pot. Add garlic and cook a couple of minutes.
3) Add chili powder, cumin, and tomato paste. Cook for a couple of minutes stirring often. Add diced tomatoes with juice, water, sugar, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Simmer over medium heat for about 25 minutes. Serve immediately.
*Use any beans you like. I drain and rinse to eliminate excess sodium.
**Use any meat you like. Try half ground beef and half spicy Italian sausage.