My favorite recipe for chili is loaded with beef, takes several hours to make, and is definitely not a quick, simple weeknight super. This recipe, on the other hand, is ideal for nights when I crave the comfort of a hearty chili but don't have the time to slave at the stove.
Since it uses ground turkey and turkey sausage, it's a healthier variation, too. It's uncomplicated to throw together and great paired with a cold beer. To check out the recipe for this Texas-style (there's no beans) chili,
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds ground turkey (made from both white and dark meat)
1 pound Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 tablespoons ground Chile Molido or ground red pepper
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (16-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 package chili seasoning
4 cups chicken broth
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
- Add the ground turkey, turkey sausage, smoked paprika, and Chile Molido. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the meat is done.
- Add the onion, celery, bell peppers, and garlic and cook until the vegetables are soft.
- Add the stewed tomatoes, chili mix, and chicken broth, stirring well.
- Allow the chili to simmer, for at least 15 minutes and up to an hour, stirring occasionally.
- Season with salt and pepper. Delicious served with grated cheese, chopped tomatoes, and corn chips.
- Main Dishes, Chili
- North American