Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But inside it can be delightful.
When you make this chili to eat,
Your body will warm up with its heat.
In case you haven't guessed it yet, Friday's Fixin is chili. Chili is such a great all-in-one meal. You've got the beans, meat, tomatoes, herbs, and just about anything else you want to put in there. Here is my "throw it all together" chili recipe. The recipe is meant to be followed loosely. Feel free to add a little more or a little of less of something to your liking. This is supposed to be a no-stress recipe.
1/2 lb. turkey burger meat or ground turkey
1 c. chopped onions (sweet or yellow or whatever onion you've got)
16 oz. can dark red kidney beans drained (the darker the better for you)
16 oz. can red beans drained
15.25 oz. can whole kernel corn (I get the reduced sodium.)
28 oz. can petite diced tomatoes (or whatever can of tomatoes you've got)
1-2 T. powdered garlic (add more if you love garlic, add less just for flavor)
1 T. mustard seeds
1 T. cumin
1/2 t.- 1 T. fennel seeds (depends on how much you like fennel)
1/4 c. Bragg's Liquid Aminos (if you don't have this, it's ok - this time - put it on your grocery list and keep some in your house - it's multi-purpose, flavorful, and good for you)
Brown turkey meat in skillet with onions, 1/2 the garlic, and the fennel seeds. When cooked, put it in a pot, and add all remaining ingredients. Drain all cans EXCEPT the tomatoes and corn. Pour the entire contents (liquid and all) of the tomatoes and corn. Stir together. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Simmer 10-15 mins.
Tips - If you like it more soupy, add water. If you like it thick, drain the can of corns. You can add ketchup (1/4-1/2 c.) or bbq sauce (1/4-1/2 c.) to your liking and/or add 1 t. oregano. I like to add several seasonings. My husband says you can have too many and miss the flavors of them. Either way, make it edible for you and your family and friends.
Put crackers on the table, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and some fresh chives if you've got 'em. These all add to the meal. If you want to get really fancy, you can always make a corn bread bowl to put the chili in. But that's another blog post...
Stay warm and enjoy!
#chili #warm #fixins
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