Saturday, November 5, 2011

food (food) | crock pot turkey chili

Nothing's better than turkey chili on a cold fall/winter day and I will jump on any opportunity to use my crock pot.  If you don't have one, I highly recommend making the investment.  It's the best way to have dinner prepped and ready to go once you get home from a long day at work.

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What you'll need:
  • 2 lbs ground turkey (you can use beef or chicken as well)
  • 3 bacon strips
  • 1 seeded and chopped jalepeno
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 3 chopped carrots
  • 4 chopped garlic cloves
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp of Mesa Rosa Chipotle seasoning from Whole Foods (you can also use bbq sauce instead)
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried ginger 
  • 1 tsp worcester
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 2 cans of kidney beans (undrained)
  • 1tbsp of EVOO
  • Salt and pepper
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    Directions
    1. In a large heated pan, add EVOO, ground turkey and bacon. Season with a little bit of salt and pepper. Cook until the meat is no longer pink.
    2. While the meat is browning, add all remaining ingredients into the crock pot.
    3. Once the meat is brown, add into crock pot and mix well with all ingredients.
    4. Cover and cook on low heat for 5 to 6 hours.
    Garnish with your favorite chili toppings.  I personally topped this batch with left over corn salsa and chopped white onions - it's delicious and I highly recommend it.

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    11 comments:

    Alyssa said...

    I love chili! I keep seeing more and more awesome fall recipes using crock pots, so I definitely think its about time to get one!

    Annie L said...

    Yum! Can't go wrong with chili for fall.
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    Lindsey N. said...

    Ooo this looks delicious! I haven't had really good chili in a while-my fiance doesn't like it, so we never make it! Maybe I could get him to try this kind....

    Lindsey Soup

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    dressupsandmessups said...

    This looks perfect. I'm bookmarking and making this very soon.

    <3 Rachel

    just tututiny said...

    Yummy - looks delicious! I am a klutz in the kitchen but still love seeing food recipes online. Maybe one day when my daughter gets older she can cook for me :)

    Marusya V said...

    Yummm, i think I just go my dinner sorted. it's cold in Sydney today so this dish would be perfect!

    glad I discovered your blog ;)

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    Bonnie said...

    This is something that Mr. A would have to cook for me because it is way too complicated for my stupid butt to handle.

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    Alexa said...

    Looks amazing. These fall recipes are just wonderful and warming.

    Mel said...

    I'm sitting here eating the turkey chili I made yesterday for my lunch. I like this recipe. It's a nice twist. I usually make mine with a can of black beans and a can of great northern beans to mix it up + some frozen corn. I'm going to try this one next time.

    SassyUptownChic said...

    I love chili and this looks yummy delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe. :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/