Hearty Fall Chili

I made this chili this weekend and it was so delicious that I wanted to share.  And it makes a lot of food (as you’ll see from the pictures below), so you’ll be eating it for a few days!

Ingredients:

1 can chili beans w/liquid

1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1 can diced green chiles

1 pound ground beef, browned and drained

½ pound ground turkey, browned and drained

1 large green pepper, diced

1 large onion, diced

1 package McCormick Chili seasoning (optional – I don’t normally use it)

1 package Taco seasoning

1 package Fajita seasoning

½ cup corn salsa (optional)

6-8 beef bouillon cubes & 1 cup water (or 2 cans of beef broth)

¾ can tomato juice

Fresh cilantro – chopped or torn (optional)

Directions:

Combine beans, meat, vegetables, cilantro, and spices in crockpot.  Add water and tomato juice.  Cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 6-8 hours.  Serve with cheese and/or sour cream.

Note:

This is not a spicy chili.  It’s filling and warms from within on chilly days, but if you prefer your chili with some heat, you will need to add in some jalapenos, habaneros, or other peppers.  Also, I never use chunky tomatoes of any kind because my husband hates them.  However, this chili would be great with some diced tomatoes thrown in.

Here are all the ingredients before liquids are added.

Here are all the ingredients before liquids are added.

With water and tomato juice.  Ready to cook!

With water and tomato juice. Ready to cook!

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2 thoughts on “Hearty Fall Chili

  1. Yesterday, a friend of mine was trying to give some extra ground turkey away because she bought too much. She’s not really a cook, so she couldn’t think of what to do with it. I just emailed her this recipe. 🙂

    1. Awesome! The ground turkey is “hidden” in my chili because my husband would never eat it if he knew. He’s a weirdo like that, but ground turkey is fantastic in chili! I hope she likes it!

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