Monday, September 14, 2009


It’s fall and it’s football season!  Chili reminds me of both these things.  You can cozy up with a nice, hot bowl of chili and a piece of cornbread at the table.  Or you can enjoy it while watching the big game, or even better on a hot dog!

I really enjoy chili and I love how there are SO many recipes for it.  You can change everything in it!  The kind of meat you want, if you want meat at all, the kind of veggies, the kind of beans, the kind of spices…you name it, the possibilities are endless with chili.

I had some ground turkey in the freezer that needed to be used, so I decided that chili was the way to go.  I used my Better Homes & Gardens cookbook and though it’s not the best chili I’ve ever had (that would be from Claim Jumper…they have a steak chili that is a-mazing), it’s still pretty good!  Obviously, I used ground turkey instead of ground beef, I added a can of white beans, and I also added additional spices: cumin, garlic powder and pepper. I cooked mine in the Crockpot all day long, but you can easily make it on the stove as well.  So easy and so good.





All finished.



Chili, by Better Homes & Garden

  • 12 ounces ground ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1  15-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2  to 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon dried basil, crushed
    1. In a large saucepan cook ground beef, onion, pepper and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender; drain fat.
    2. Stir in beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, basil and 1/4 tsp black pepper.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat.  Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
    3. OR
    4. Throw it all in a crockpot before you go to work and then come home to a delicious smelling house and a pot of hot chili.


    1. Mmm chili. Sounds great!

      I always go to your other blog because I have it bookmarked. I need to bookmark this one too!

    2. Looks delicious!! Thanks for the welcome back. Man, you're getting me excited to use my crock pot!

    3. mmm, this makes me want to dig into a big bowl of chili right now, i love it!

    4. I love chili!! This looks yummy - I'd like to cozy up to it too!

    5. mmm, this makes me wish it was cooler outside! I always love to try new chili recipes! Ill keep this one around and try it out later this year. Thanks for sharing.

    6. Yum! I do love a good chili - especially with these cool nights we are having.

    7. Yum! It looks hearty and delicious - I love chili.


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