Turkey Chili

I  wanted to make something big that would last all week and be a tasty hearty meal. Since the weather is cooling down (or trying to), I thought chili would be a great thing to make. I used a lot of vegetables and some beans to bulk this meal up. You could definitely make this with more meat and no beans if that is what you are eating. Sorry the spices are measured so strangely. I originally didn’t add enough so I had to go back and add more.

Turkey Chili

2 lbs of ground turkey

3 diced carrots

3 diced bell peppers

2 diced onions

1/2 head of minced garlic (about 5 cloves)

2 cans of diced tomatoes

1 can of tomato paste

1 can of chicken stock

1 can of rotel

1 can of hot diced green peppers

1 can of mild diced green peppers

3 tbsp of chili powder

1 tbsp and 1 tsp of cumin

1 tbsp  and 1 tsp of onion powder

1 tbsp garlic powder (I ran out of fresh garlic if you have enough use the whole head)

2 tsp cayenne

2 tsp smoked paprika

2 cups of red kidney beans soaked overnight

salt and pepper to taste

Brown the meat on medium high in a deep pot. Remove the meat and add veggies to pot stir frequently for 3 minutes. Add chicken stock and deglaze the bottom of the pan. Turn the pot on low and return all ingredients to the pot and add remaining ingredients. Cook all day while you work. Come home and eat a delicious hearty meal. Because of the beans, this meal is not paleo. We can eat beans without any adverse affects and so we do. This is a personal dietary choice for you to make on your own. I like the chili with the beans. I’ve never tried putting carrots in before but they were a welcome addition that taste great in this. Here is a picture of the more paleo version.

And then this one with cheese! Yeah I know breaking all the rules. But look, it looks so tasty this way.

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