Chili it’s what’s for dinner, when it’s chilly!

Last night was was cool, OK well for us it was cold, but for the rest of the folks in this area of the world it was cool. It was in the 50’s for a high yesterday. So, I decided that was a great opportunity to make chili for dinner.


I think chili is one of those meals that doesn’t get the respect it deserves. The way I make my chili is is loaded with veggies, made with ground turkey and well just yummy. It is one of those dishes that is never really made the same way, but always tastes good.


This is my chili recipe that I posted on Facebook back in 2009. I can say that I don’t make it exactly like this each time, but there is a lot of things I do always do.



  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 medium bell peppers
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 small carrots
  • 1 large jalapeño (I used 1 un-seeded and ½ seeded in each batch)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • grill seasoning
  • cumin
  • paprika
  • coriander
  • red pepper flakes
  • chili powder
  • hot sauce
  • EVOO
  • 14 oz can tomato sauce
  • 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 10 oz can of RoTel diced tomatoes with lime and cilantro
  • bar-b-que sauce ( I use Bull’s Eye Guiness)
  • 1 bottle of beer (I used Long Hammer IPA)
  • 1-2 chipolte in adobo sauce
  • fresh cilantro
  • frozen corn

brown ground turkey in pan. When almost cooked season with seasonings. Add EVOO and hot sauce and bell peppers, onions, and carrots. When almost soft, add in jalapeño and garlic.

Add 1 bottle of beer to deglaze the pan. Let this cook out for a min or two then add in tomato sauce and bar-b-que sauce.

Let this cook down about 4-5 minutes . Add in the rest of the tomatoes and chipolte.

Let simmer… the longer the better!

10 minutes before serving add in corn.

Top with cilantro just before serving


This version that I had last night didn’t have bbq sauce, hot sauce,corn, or chipote in adobo because I didn’t have them at home. This also made it less spicy since I didn’t have two ingredients that make it spicy in it. You can add or subtract whatever you like or don’t like. the idea is to make a hearty yet healthy meal.

I also made pasta last night and put the chili over it. I may have mixed it all together for the pictures, and cause it tastes good that way. Typically we have it with just chips and cheese. Occasionally I’ll top mine with sour cream as well.



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