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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Homemade Chili Recipe: Just Like Moms

Chili or chili con carne, which ever you prefer to call your soup, is a soup that eaten any time of the year and enjoyed. Chili is good in the winter season to bring you warmth and the more chili powder you put it in the warmer you will feel.
Although have you ever eaten chili made over a campfire? It gives a smoky good flavor you do not get making it in your kitchen Chili is also a soup that is lean in calories and high in vitamins. When made with fresh vegetables from the garden and lean ground turkey burger you are giving your soup that healthy feel.

Ingredients to make Homemade Chili Recipe:

• 1 lb of lean ground turkey burger
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 1 green pepper, chopped
• Skillet
• Stockpot and large spoon
• 2 or 3 quarts tomato juice, fresh, canned or frozen
• 3-15 oz cans chili beans
• Garlic and onion powder
• Chili and cumin powder
• 1 tsp stevia
• 2 small handfuls of macaroni, optional
• Salt and pepper, to taste

When it comes to the spices, salt and pepper it is hard to tell you how much to use, what one person prefers another will not. Start with a tsp cumin, tbsp each garlic, onion and chili powder. Taste and if needed, add more.

Instructions to make Homemade Chili Recipe:

1. Brown the ground turkey, onion and green pepper on a low heat until all the meat is cooked.
2. Using a large stockpot add the tomato juice, chili beans, spices and stevia. Reminder, if you are using spicy chili beans you will need less chili powder.
3. Combine to the juice, the meat mixture, and turn the heat on the lowest setting, cook slowly and on low will allow all your tastes to simmer together. You cannot over cook chili just remember to stir occasionally to avoid scorching it.
4. Add two handfuls of macaroni. I know what you are thinking, macaroni is chili? Yes macaroni, that is how mom did it, and that is how we do it. Stir the macaroni in and cook until the macaroni is soft, approximately 10-15 minutes. Stir often as the macaroni will clump together and try to stick to the bottom of the pot.


• Shell pasta in the place of plain macaroni makes the chili recipe fun for the children.
• Make a large pot of chili and freeze some for a quick meal.
• Thicker chili makes good cornbread and chili topped with cheese


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