Monday, July 4, 2016

Sonya's Chili Recipe

Below is a Chili Recipe that I threw together a few years ago.  Several folks liked it.  So I wrote the recipe down and kept it.  Please forgive, for I don't use exact measurements on the all the spice ingredients, it's a pinch and a shake and smithering according to taste. 

Sonya's Chili Recipe
2 lbs. of ground turkey (or hamburger)
1 green bell pepper
1 small onion
2 cans of Hunts 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes (w/green chili's or w/o) - Here is where you can control your heat or lack of!  Hunts has varied flavors of tomatoes, also.
2 cans of Bush's chili beans (more flavor than kidney beans)
2 cans of Hunt's 15 oz. tomato sauce
2 cans of Hunt's 6 oz. tomato paste
Dashes/shakes/pinches and smitherings:
chili powder
ground Cumin
garlic powder
cocoa powder
tabasco sauce

Brown the onion and green pepper in a little olive oil.  Then brown the ground turkey or hamburger.  (Turkey is lighter! Tastes the same as burger.).  Add a little shake of salt and pepper while browning the meat.

Add the meat, onion, and pepper mixture to the crock pot.  Then add the diced tomatoes (drained or not), the chili beans, tomato sauce, and tomato paste.  Stir.

Then add all of your dashes, shakes, pinches, and smitherings.  

Cooks on high for approximately 2 hours, then switch to low for an hour.  I'd say as long as you give it 3 hours, it will blend in the flavors together for the most pleasing taste to the palet!  

NOTE:  This takes the BIG OVAL CROCK POT.  But you can cut the recipe about in 1/2 and use the regular size crock pot.

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