I’m not sure if there is a perfect chili recipe out there. I kind of think that chili might be one of the most subjective dishes leaving it up to each person’s taste buds to determine your favorite chili. I do know that mine has gone over pretty darn well over the years and I tend to go back and forth between a pre-mixed chili seasoning packet and making my own, but I’m beginning to think that the time has come to ditch the packet and opt for the lower sodium, less processed homemade version. This simple combo can be made quickly and with ingredients that you are very likely to already have on hand. This recipe can replace a packet of pre-made seasoning in a chili recipe that will feed about four to six people.
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup chopped sweet yellow onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 - 14 oz can chili ready diced tomatoes
- 1 - 14 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 - 14 oz can low-sodium dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 recipe homemade seasoning (see above)
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together
- In a heavy bottomed dutch oven, add 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and heat over medium heat. Add chopped onions and garlic and saute until tender. Add ground turkey and brown until cooked.
- Add tomatoes (undrained) and beans and stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Add seasoning and stir to combine. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes or as long as you desire on low heat.
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