Last week I told you how I used dry beans for the first time. If you missed that post, you can find it here: (Preparing Dry Beans) With those, plus some ground turkey that I had in my freezer, I decided to make a giant pot of chili.
Ground turkey (about 1 pound)
16 oz of beans (canned or soaked)
Big can of tomatoes (crushed or diced)
Can of tomato paste
1 cup of chicken stock
Step 1: Brown the meat. Then throw in the onions and garlic. Don't mind my dirty pot. I had used the same pan to soak the beans earlier so I figured I didn't need to wash it.
Step 2: Put everything in the pot. That's right, just dump the rest of the ingredients in. Stir it all up and cook it on medium heat for a few minutes.
*A note on spices in chili: Start with what seems like a good amount. Add more later, especially the chili powder and hot sauce.
Step 3: Turn the heat down to low and cover it for an hour and a half. At this point, you can eat it but it will be way better if you can wait.
Step 4: Stir it up once in while. This picture was taken after about 3 hours. I think all together I cooked this for about 3 1/2 hours.
Step 5: Serve and eat. Then reheat it on the stove and eat it again the next day. :)
The first night I made corn muffins and we finished those off the next day with leftovers for lunch. We still had more chili, though, so we had more with a little sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese on top. Yum!