Posts Tagged ‘Chili’

This is Mr. Food Groove’s chili recipe and it is very darn good! He mentioned making it for this past weekend, and I couldn’t get the thought of it out of my head until we had some cooking. After a morning trip to the grocery store yesterday, we very much enjoyed this chili last night. It’s a warm and hearty meal, particularly delicious on those cold and snowy days. We do indulge a bit with it sometimes by adding bacon. Surprisingly, to me, the bacon adds a nice smoky flavor, along with the chipotle peppers and adobo sauce.

  • 1-lb Maple Bacon – Actually, for me, I’ll bet using maple bacon adds just the right amount of sweetness to an otherwise semi-heat-filled dish.
  • Medium-sized Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1-lb Ground Turkey
  • Garlic, minced – Garlic is always good
  • Small can of Diced Green Chilies
  • 2-3 Chipotle Peppers, chopped with 2-1/2 spoonfuls of Adobo Sauce – This is where the heat comes in, and as I’m not a big heat fan, this can be increased as desired.
  • Few shakes of Ground Cumin
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 cans of Bush’s Chili Beans
  • 2 cans of Diced Tomatoes
  • White Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Sour Cream
  • Brown Rice, optional

1.  Rough chop the bacon and cook through.  Set aside on paper towels.  Remove and discard most of bacon grease.  If making rice, prepare as directed while cooking chili.

2.  In bacon pan, add chopped onions and cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes.  Add ground turkey, garlic, green chilies, chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, cumin, salt, and pepper.  Cook through until turkey is browned.

3.  Pour turkey mixture into a large chili (soup) pot.  Add the bacon.  Add beans and diced tomatoes.  Warm through and let simmer for 15 minutes or more.

Serve over brown rice, if desired.  Top with shredded white cheddar and a dollop of sour cream.  A warm and hearty dish indeed!  We especially enjoy making some scrambled eggs and adding the leftover chili for another night’s dinner too…

Here’s my original chili post from a few months ago… although not a lot of postings ago. Slight variations, some rice, and still delicious.


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Mr. Food Groove made an exceptionally delicious chili last week. It was perfectly hearty and warm for the cooler weather that is now upon us. It also had a perfect amount of spice to it… I, myself, tend to be a non-spicy type of person. Oftentimes, dishes such as chili have just too much heat for my tastes, but this one had a wonderful combination of tangy heat and hearty beans. Here are the ingredients that he used… Believe it or not, and it may not be too hard to believe, but the bacon added a nice additional smoky flavor to it too.  Shredded cheese on top, of course… We also added some scrambled eggs to the leftover chili during the week… yum!

  • 1-lb. Ground Beef
  • 1-lb. Ground Turkey
  • 3/4-lb. Bacon
  • 2 cans Diced Tomatoes with Garlic
  • 3 cans Bush’s Mild Chili Beans
  • Green Chilies, diced
  • Yellow Onion, diced
  • 6-oz. Chipotle Peppers  in Adobo Sauce

Normally, I wouldn’t even entertain the idea of adding chipotle peppers to anything, but in the past few years, I’ve come to appreciate the smoky flavors that they can add to a dish.  Never would I have imagined…

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This was pup’s meal, from start to finish. It’s basically chili, hot dogs and cheese, all layered onto a Boboli pizza crust. She made it, she owned it, and we all enjoyed it!

  • Boboli Pizza Crust
  • One can of Turkey Chili
  • Hot Dogs  (we used turkey dogs here)
  • White Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Yellow Cheddar Cheese, shredded

1.  Cook hot dogs in boiling water, according to directions.  Set aside to cool.

2.  While hot dogs are cooking, spread chili onto pizza crust.

3.  Chop hot dogs into bite-sized pieces.  Spread over top of chili.

4.  Sprinkle cheeses onto of pizza.  Cook according to directions…  A 350 degree oven for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until cheese has melted.  Enjoy!

This was a quick and easy, kid-friendly meal.  Pup took charge and did it all, including putting on the oven mitts and getting the pizza out of the oven.  The only hard part was waiting for the pizza to cool so we could eat!  🙂

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