Earlier today I started tonight’s dinner: Turkey Chili.
I made chili a while back and it lasted FOREVER. Plus, I was having a few of my cousins over for dinner and I knew this would be a hit. And it was! 🙂
This time I used the crock pot.
Step 1: I browned the turkey and added the taco seasoning. Basically, just followed the instructions on the back of the taco mix packet.
Step 2: Cut up a few carrots and a sweet potato. These were new ingredients to my chili mix.
Step 3: Dump all the canned ingredients into the crock pot.
Step 4: Mix in the browned turkey and spices.
Step 5: Set to high and let sit for 5-6 hours. Full pot, eh?
So here’s the whole mix.
In the mix
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 packet low sodium taco seasoning mix
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes (I used garlic and basil ones)
2 cans black beans
1 can red beas
1 can chili beans
1/2 tbsp Cumin
1 tbsp Chili powder
1 tbsp Garlic powder
1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
(I did not use the hot pepper or the whole tomatoes even though they are in the above picture)
I picked up some of my FAVORITE cornbread mix at Trader Joe’s. Seriously. Best. mix. ever.
I substituted the oil with applesauce and the muffins were so good! Compared to last time when the cornbread was just ok. This time, amazing! The only problem I’ve found when I substitute applesauce for oil is that a lot of the muffin sticks to the muffin wrapping. Maybe I need to either not use muffin papers or spray the inside with Pam? Any suggestions?
Anyway, dinner was a big hit! I was so happy! My youngest brother was knocked off his feet. He kept on telling me how great the chili was and went back for seconds. That’s the best compliment a cook can get, right? 😉
The cornbread muffins were also a hit. My cousin Paul had two. 🙂
The boys scarfing down the muffins. I made the cornbread muffins kinda late. They got hungry, had some chili, and then about 30 minutes later, had the muffins. Oops.
And a muffin.
And this is what I’m talking about with the sticking…
Alright, I’m off to get ready for a night out! We are having a 21+ cousins outing to the bar. So excited! 🙂