I do a great turkey chili, but I have never written down the recipe -
From memory... -
Base = two cans Hormel, no bean, vegetarian chili...
one large spanish onion
two hungarian peppers
two jalapeno peppers
two Anaheim peppers
two Cuban Peppers
1.5 lb pre-browned, extra-lean, ground turkey - (I chop the meat very small, like oatmeal)
2 tbsp course black pepper
2 tbsp ground red pepper
1.5 jars thick and chunky salsa
one can or equiv, organic black beans
one can or equiv, organic chili beans
one can or equiv, organic pinto... or red kidney beans
2-3 diced medium vine-red tomato shells (I usually remove centers)
simmer low heat and stir for a while (1 hr min)
Last edited by The Monkey Man; 04-05-2006 at 12:16 AM.
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Thanks Monkey Man! Can you provide more info on the "two cans Hormel, no bean, vegetarian chili?" Is it a sauce? What does the label info look like? And are beans from the can just as good as fresh beans (without considering preparation time)?
Thanks Monkey Man, that sounds real good! I know you said a lot, but can you give an estimate as to how much chili that will make? And kind of a silly question, but do most people cook their chili in a crock pot or will a regular cooking pot do just fine?
Are there ways of making chili without buying any premade ingredients?
Other than the base, you can find low- or no-sodium cans of beans and low-sodium salsa (or make your own salsa) if you're concerned about sodium. And even for the base, just because he uses Hormel doesnt' mean you can't find a lower-sodium substitute.
Looks like I can't use hormel anymore, fact-checking for this thread
caused me to find they don't make it anymore -
I will prolly try from scratch
Its just so time consuming...
(I want to eat it now)
I tried making chili last week with something called "Darn Good Chili Mix" or something along those lines. Personally, I didn't like it. In fact, I made two attempts at chili and was not satisfied with either. I liked the actual contents of it very much, but the soup did not come out like I was hoping (I am looking for thick soup that tastes like "fast food" chili soup, IE Wendy's or Steak N Shake). I used pinto beans, kidney beans, black beans, ground beef, ground pork, garlic, tomatoes, several different types of peppers (including red chili peppers and jalapenos), and the "Darn Good Chili Mix" (which cost over $4/each ) which had a whole bunch of stuff including bits of rice. Not sure where I went wrong .
Ok, I was just thinking.. could it be because I did not cook it for that long? We probably cooked it for about 40 minutes. A friend of mine told me she cooks chili for 4 hours, which sounded a bit long to me.
1 can red kidney beans
1 can black beans
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 bag el paso chili seasoning
a large chunk of ground beef ( i don't know how much it actually was )
Additional chili flakes
Brown beef with salt, pepper and a bit of the seasoning. Drain.
Put everything into a large pot. Heat and condense until desired thickness and liquidiness. Took me maybe 40 minutes to get rid of the excess water. Turn off heat, but DO NOT REMOVE from element. Let sit for 20 minutes.
Very very tasty. Took next to no time to prep, and all I really had to do was brown the beef and watch the pot. It made enough for 3 large meals.
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