Ahhh, don’t you just love fall, it is truly my favorite time of the year. Fall is new beginnings, fresh crisp air, family, and good comfort food. Chili, let’s talk about chili! Chili is a fall favorite for many people. I do like it, but I never loved it or craved a nice bowl of chili. I adore chili powder, it is in most of my recipes, but I did not like the over powering taste in most chili recipes. My middle son loves chili and was asking if I could make it this week so I agreed. As I started making this chili recipe I had in mind I wanted to tone down the flavor without taking away from the title chili. I usually make my recipe several times before posting, but I just had to share this deliciousness with you. This chili was so good my family ate the whole pot. There were no leftovers and I quickly received comments of love and praise. I want to share this goodness with you, so let’s get started with the recipe!
serves 6, depending on bowl size
2 lbs ground turkey
5 cloves of garlic, minced
5 green onions, finely chopped, including the green part
1 TBS tomato paste
1 TBS chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper, or to taste
1 cup of beer ( I used Heineken)
2 cups vegetable broth, low sodium
28 oz canned crushed tomatoes
1 15oz canned black beans, low sodium, drained and rinsed
a dollop sour cream
In a stock pot partially brown ground turkey over medium heat. Drain all excess fat and reserve a tablespoon or so, just enough for the meat not to be dry. Add minced garlic and chopped green onion and finish sautéing until turkey is nicely browned.
Next, add all seasoning and tomato paste. Combine well ensuing everything is mixed in. Doesn’t that smell so good?! Now add beer, vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, and black beans. Stir to evenly distribute all flavors, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
This chili has a little spice, but not too much.
Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches and garnish chili with sour cream, chopped cilantro, shredded colby jack cheese, and diced avocados.