Friday, August 17, 2012

Ridiculously Easy Crock Pot Chili

This is a recipe I've been making for a while and it's so easy because you can add whatever you like in your chili and then go do whatever you apply for jobs or lay in the sun with your bff who has Mondays off.

Ridiculously Easy Crock Pot Chili
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook time: 6 hours
Servings: At least 8.  Probably 10.  It's a lot of chili.

1 lb ground turkey
1 1/2 yellow onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, diced
2 jalapenos, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cans kidney beans
1 can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
shredded cheese
sour cream

Chili Powder
Cayenne Pepper
Ground Cumin
Garlic Salt (or powder)
White Pepper
Black Pepper

TIP: I light a candle when I cut onions so my eyes aren't flowing with tears.  I'm not sure if it's an old wives tale but I swear by it.

1. Put turkey in a non-stick skillet on medium heat and smoosh it down so the whole pan is covered.  Add chili powder until the turkey is mostly covered in red deliciousness, then use about half that amount of cayenne pepper and ground cumin.  Lightly sprinkle garlic salt and white pepper, and pile on the black pepper.  Now mix it up so that the spices are mixed in well with the meat.
2.  Once the turkey is mostly browned, add the diced onions, garlic, and jalapenos.
3.  Add the remaining ingredients to the crock pot.
4.  Add in your meat mixture and stir that baby up!  Then add more chili powder (again, cover it in red), cumin and black pepper.  Stir, stir, stir some more.  It should smell delicious at this point. 
5.  Set your timer for 6 hours and wait.
The cat enjoys his bed of extension cords.
 Once the time is up, add some sour cream and cheese and enjoy!

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