Now that’s a mouthful! This recipe is a staple ’round these parts because it takes just minutes to assemble, practically cooks itself, and satisfies bellies with its hearty southwestern flavor. I get a little help from a store bought spice packet but I ratchet things up a notch by adding additional spice, liquid smoke and half a can of beer! You can’t go wrong on a cold night with a warm bowl of chili and chips…
Ingredients: Feeds 6 – 8
- cooking spray
- 1 lb lean ground turkey, browned
- 1, 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (I use “fire roasted” tomatoes)
- 1, 15 oz can black beans, drained
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 medium Bermuda onion, medium dice
- 1 Tex-Mex Chili seasoning packet (I use McCormick’s)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp dried cilantro
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp dried minced garlic
- dash cayenne pepper
- 6 oz of beer (I use Corona)
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- salt and pepper
- Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Brown the ground turkey in a skillet on the stove.
- Combine tomatoes, beans, chopped peppers, onion and seasonings in the slow cooker. Add the turkey, beer and liquid smoke. Mix well.
4. Cook on LOW for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper if needed.
5. Serve over rice or with tortilla chips. Garnish with fresh cilantro, sour cream and/or shredded cheddar cheese.