chili on a chilly sunday



happy sunday!

my house is 63 degrees…does anyone else refuse to turn on the heat this “early”?

now, i didnt just wake up this morning and think to myself “i think im going to make chili for the packer game”. no. ive had this planned all week, well thats a lie too because ever since my blog friend made her chili, ive been wanting to make it. sooooo the chili want has been going on for weeks now.

if you know anything about my house, we consider everyday a party. what i mean by that is, we take any chance to make anything fun and well…a party. so when it comes to a packer game whether its just nick and i or we go to a party, we always have to make something. so today was chili!

how about i say chili one more time.




although, i wish i could say i created this recipe but i didnt, i got it from here. BUT i did add celery to mine and it added a little bit of a crunch. (i really added the celery because i bought it thinking it needed it but didnt but i just added it & it ended up working out).

here what what youll need:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks (give or take, depends on how much youre feelin’)
  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey or chicken (99%)
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 (15 oz) cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can sweet corn, rinsed and drained




first off, the recipe calls for “one red pepper” but when you send nick to get a pepper and he comes back with a bag of colorful small peppers, you just go with the flow. plus i like the colors 🙂

anyways, chop up the onion, garlic and peppers. since i used these small ones, i would say i used probs 10?




then you realize that you have celery and you didnt take a picture of it with all the other stuff so you quick take a picture to prove that you added it and you arent scared to mixed things up lol.




once you all EVERYTHING chopped up, add to a kettle (bigger the better 😉 ) with the oil and cook over medium heat for 5ish minutes.




while everything is cookin’ away in the kettle,  you can get all your seasonings together. i figured it would be a good idea to put all the spices in one bowl. so i can just dump it all at once.

once all the veggies have been sautéing for about 5 minutes, add the ground turkey. yes, i didnt take a picture of the turkey…this isnt thanksgiving 😉 still continue to cook over medium heat. make sure youre breaking up the turkey into little chunks.

once turkey is cooked, add all those spices and stir until combined.




once the spices are well mixed into the veggies and turkey, you will then add the kidney beans (drained and rinsed), a can of  crushed tomatoes, a pack of frozen corn (canned corn creeps me out) and chicken broth…i added about 1/4 of a cup more than what the recipe calls for.




once everything is added into your kettle, bring it all to a boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. dont forget to stir here and there. i did not cover my chili but if you feel like covering it, go for it!




and hello, are noddles even a question? elbows are must and make sure you cook them according to the package.




do i have to say anything here? toppings are everything.

these . are . a . must .




and then you put it all together and top it with whatever youd like. cheese and sour cream are a go in our house. dont forget to take a super unflattering picture of your chili like i did because you were so hungry you didnt care 🙂


well, enjoy my friends!!

please share if you make it! i wanna see!



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