It doesn't have to be Chilly for This Chili!

Super Fast and Easy Chili Recipe 

My dad used to make chili all the time when I was a kid and I really didn't appreciate it for whatever reason, maybe just to rebel? Recently I rediscovered this yummy and wholesome meal that can be served so many ways and garnished with a ton of goodies, so I decided to try my own take on it. Well I was not expecting the response I got , both Kids and Adults alike LOVED it! Really, but it's just chili I thought?  Takes a little bit of prep but so worth the extra steps. Oh and did I mention I throw some extra veggies in my chili. I also use ground turkey meat, making this one you will be happy to serve your kids. 

Turkey and Vegetable Chili garnished with Queso Fresco and Tortilla Chips 
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Here's what you'll need:

  • 1-Package Ground Turkey Meat (Brand of choice)
  • 1- Red Bell Pepper (Use half or the entire pepper to taste)
  • 1- Zucchini
  • 5- Roma Tomatoes (Or 2 Regular Tomatoes)
  • 1- Can Kidney Beans (Brand of Choice)
  • 1- Small Brown Onion Or Mexican Green Onions (2 Large)
  • 2- Packages Chili Mix (Brand of Choice)
  • 2-3 Table Spoons Olive Oil

Garnish Options: 

  • Grated Cheeses (choice)
  • Sour Cream
  • Avocado
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Black Olives
Fresh Veggies & All The rest of the fixings you will need for this Yummy Chili

Fresh Veggies & All The rest of the fixings you will need for this Yummy Chili

And Here's What you'll Need to Do:

Step 1 Cook Veggies,Step 2 Cook Up the Turkey, Step 3 Add everything together  Step 4 Add Final Ingredients

Step 1 Cook Veggies,Step 2 Cook Up the Turkey, Step 3 Add everything together  Step 4 Add Final Ingredients

Step 1:Chop up all of the vegetables into smaller sized pieces and over medium heat, cook them in a pan with the olive oil till the zucchini is tender.

Step 2:At the same time in a slightly larger pot thoroughly cook the ground turkey till done.

Step 3:Add the cooked vegetables to the cooked turkey.

Step 4: Then add the chili seasoning and the entire can of kidney beans (including all the liquid) mix well and reduce heat. Cook for a few more minuets to get the flavors joined and it's done!

Pretty simple right? The flavors really come through with the cooking of the veggies instead of just adding them in raw I found.  Total prep and cooking time is approx. 30 Min.

So whether it be for the big game on the weekend served up over tortilla chips, scooped up in a bowl piping hot with your favorite toppings on a cool fall day, used to top a home made hamburger or spooned over an omelette it's an extremely tasty recipe that can be made ahead of time, frozen and warmed up when you are ready to serve. One warning though, don't expect any leftovers.

So, let me know if you try it out? I'd love to hear from you!