This is one of my original chili recipes. This was before I experimented with different flavors and spices. I have many, many chili recipes I like to make but this one is simple and is very good. It uses the chili packet. Actually, this time, I put two chili packets in here. It needed more flavor and I wasn't in the mood to deal with chili powder and spices.
I always put chili in the crockpot. Slow cookers were MADE for chili in my opinion. The longer it cooks, the tastier it seems to get. I just cook the meat and veggies, dump it all in and BAM. Dinners done.
Except for the corn bread. Although, this was a simple and tasty cornbread to make. Funny how it worked out actually. I had just enough sugar, just enough brown sugar and just enough oil to make these.
Clearly I need to go shopping after this.
They turned out perfect and it was just what I needed on a cloudy, dreary day. I ate way too much but left super full and happy.
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
2 onions, rough chopped
2 carrots, cut in half and chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 pkgs. McCormick chili seasoning (I had one mild and one regular)
1 can tomato paste
1 can chili beans, undrained
1 can baked beans, undrained
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
1 - 15 oz. can tomato sauce
Cook ground turkey with onion and the rest of the chopped veggies. Cook until ground turkey is done. Put in crock pot along with the rest of the ingredients and cook for several hours until hot and flavors meld together nicely. Yum.
Total calories = 2957 calories
15 - 1 cup servings = 197 calories per cup
Golden Sweet Cornbread
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. salt
3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line pans for 15 muffins. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in the egg, milk and oil until well combined. Pour into 15 muffins liners. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 - 25 minutes. Mine cooked for 22 minutes.
Total calories = 2327
15 servings = 155 calories per corn muffin
2 cups of Chunky Chili + 2 Sweet Corn Muffins = 704 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from Calorieking.com. Some numbers are rounded and approximate.