Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Family Friendly Turkey Chili

So if you're from some southern town that's famous is for its hot and spicy chili cook-offs, this recipe might not be for you.  But if you're looking for a way to get your kids to eat some vegetables and legumes, it might be worth a try.  My secret ingredient?  Baked beans.  They're so small, they just end up blending in with the turkey!  The little bit of brown sugar that's in the can doesn't hurt either.  Notice the recipe doesn't even include chili powder.  The addition of cumin gives it all the smoky flavor it needs without turning up the heat.

Family Friendly Turkey Chili

1 cup diced onions
1 cup diced celery
1 tsp garlic salt
1 pound ground turkey
2 28-ounce cans Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes
1 can kidney beans
1 large can original recipe Bush's baked beans
2 tablespoons cumin

Soften the onions and celery in a non-stick skillet with a little bit of oil.  Add the turkey and garlic salt and cook until browned.  Transfer the turkey mixture to a large slow cooker.  Add the remaining ingredients and cook on low until dinner (4 hour minimum, please!)

Serve with grilled cheese and crackers!

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, I like this recipe. I will definitely give it a try, once I get my slow cooker back from my brother. Mondays are our slow cooker days!