Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sweet and Tangy Chili Recipe

Another chili?  Yes, another chili!  Chili is incredibley versatile and can be made so many ways. And by golly, I am determined to try as many as possible!

Did I really just say, "By Golly?!"

The red wine with the balsamic vinegar add a wonderful tang that is perfect in this chili.  The cinnamon and the other flavors blend together perfectly!

Throw it in the slow cooker and come home to an awesome meal.

Sweet and Tangy Chili Recipe

2 lbs. ground turkey
2 onions, chopped
2 peppers, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
2 tbsp. garlic, minced
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. beef bouillion
1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water (or more if desired)
3/4 cup red wine
2 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 (15 oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. chili powder
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. paprika
2 tbsp. cumin
2 tsp. cinnamon
Salt and pepper

In a large saucepan, brown ground turkey.  Add onion, peppers, garlic and jalapeno and cook for about 5 minutes.  Pour ground turkey mixture into a large crock pot.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir thoroughly.  Heat on low for at least 4 hours, I cooked mine for more like 7 hours. Everything is cooked, you're just getting the flavors to come together nicely. 

This makes a huge batch.  It freezes well if you want to freeze half for another meal.

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  1. This looks great! I absolutely love crockpot meals. Coming home to a delicious smell and dinner is awesome.

  2. I am absolutely going to try this. I like cinnamon in my pasta sauce sometimes so I can imagine how great this would be as well. The cornbread looks amazing too :-)

  3. I make a chicken cattcitorre with red wine and balsamic and it gives it awesome flavor...I would bet it does the same to this chili!

  4. I'm so intrigued by the flavors in this...balsamic AND cinnamon? SOunds like a winner to me!

  5. I love vinegar and I love chili, this looks awesome.

  6. I never tire of chili recipes! This is so hearty and full of wonderful flavors! You know I love it for the cinnamon!

  7. Love chili! I never get tired of it, looks fabulous :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters