Your choice Chili

After a long 3 day weekend of cleaning, yard work, organizing closets – the Patriots were on and it was time for chili!  My stock for chili is pretty basic, but I switch it up every now and then…

(feeds 4)

Pick one meat:

Whole roasted chicken (pick up at your local market; pull off the meat & shred or chop up)
or brown 1 pound of ground beef or 1 pound of ground turkey

1/2 white onion (chopped)
1/2 pepper (green, red or orange) chopped)
2 cloves garlic (peeled & chopped)
12-14 ounces canned chopped tomatoes
15 ounce can of beans (you pick – navy, black, cannelloni, white, etc.)
salt & pepper, dash of turmeric

Break out your crock pot and add all ingredients, slow cook for 5 hours.  I don’t add any spice because my kids don’t love it – but if you do – you can always add cumin, chili powder, etc.

The fun with chili is, you can add a bunch of toppings like:  basil, chives, cheese, avocado, yogurt, chopped onion, rice, crushed tortilla chips, corn sour cream and hot sauce or hot pepper or jalapeno slices.

I usually serve chili with tortilla chips and a side of pumpkin or cornbread; something about the sponge in the bread is the sweet to the savory.

Libby’s makes a great pumpkin bread mix and Jiffy is my favorite go to.



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