Turkey Chili Recipe

chili, turkey, beans, dinner, one pot meal

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.

one pot meal, chili, turkey, dinner

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
Onions (chopped)
Garlic (minced)
Bay leaf
Black pepper
Chili Powder
Hot sauce

one pot meal, dinner, chili, turkey

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.

one pot meal, chili, turkey, beans, dinner

one pot meal, chili, turkey, beans, dinner

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.

one pot meal, turkey, chili, beans, dinner

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.

one pot meal, chili, turkey, beans, dinner

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. :)

one pot meal, leftovers, chili, turkey, beans

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!

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