Monday, September 23, 2013

Rich Autumn Chili (Recipe)

Impromptu posting of a "Throw-it-together" meal I made tonight~ since my husband declared it "Quite possibly the best chili you've ever made" and every single person in the house enjoyed eating it, I decided to put the ingredients down in a post. When I make it again, I will try to remember to take pictures during the process to add in.

In the meantime, here is the finished product:


  • 2 Tbs olive oil
Add and saute' on low heat

  • 1 onion (chopped~ small dice) (for 10-15 minutes~ till very soft)

Add and continue to saute' (For another 10 minutes or so)

  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 4 carrots (very small dice)

Make a large well in the veggies and drop in

  • 1 box of frozen chopped spinach (Sneaky nutrition!) 
Cover for 9-12 minutes (Flipping the frozen block over every 3 minutes)

Mix the defrosted spinach into the rest of the veggies
Make another large well in the middle of the vegetables and plop in

  • 1 container of ground turkey (1.25 lb) 
  • 1 Tbs Worcester sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin (optional)
  • 1-2 Tbs chili powder (to taste)
  • 2-3 "shakes" of Mrs. Dach Southwest Chipotle seasoning
  • 2 shakes of Lowry's seasoned salt
Stir the seasonings into the meat in the middle of the pot (Keeping the veggies mostly to the sides of the pan), and brown the turkey. Then pour into the center of the turkey
  • 1 cup of red wine
When the meat is somewhat "soupy" go ahead and mix the veggies from the sides into the meat mixture. Add
  • 1 jar of tomato sauce (we used Newman's Own "natural" Tomato and Basil)
  • 1 can of hominy
  • 1 can of black olives (chopped)
Bring all of the above to boil, and then let simmer for at least 20 minutes to let the flavors meld. 

Serve with optional sliced avocado, sour cream, cheese and eat with chips.

For the sake of Menu Monday:
Monday~ Rich Autumn Chili
Tuesday~ BBQ Pizza (Leftovers from Sunday)
Wednesday~ Pasta with Sausage
Thursday~ (TBD~ Birthday boy gets to choose!)
Friday~ might be going out to dinner(!)


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