First off, let’s talk about how healthy chili really is. And this one’s got 99% lean ground turkey in it, black and black-eyed beans, lots of yummy veggies and is made with my HUMONGO heirloom tomatoes from my garden. Alright, alright, YOU may not use your own fresh tomatoes, I’m not all saying you have to, but I was excited that I got to use mine…and if you DO have your own, use them!
I’m not lying, look at this tomato…and even though I have super freaky tiny hands, you can see how big they really are! And there’s another one in the background and one off to the side you can’t see…HUGE, that’s all I’m sayin’.
And look at how beautious they are! And the gorgeousness of them all smooshed up:
1 T extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 package (about 20oz) 99% lean ground turkey
2 T low sodium Worcestershire sauce
1 packet of chili mix
12oz of your favorite beer – YES, beer!
28oz can crushed tomatoes
1 8oz can of tomato sauce
1 medium onion diced
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped
2 poblano peppers, charred and chopped (see below)
1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 15oz can black eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 15oz can corn, drained
1/2 cup chopped jalapenos with juice
1 T chili powder
1 T chili powder
2 tsp cumin
This is the easy part!!
It always takes me the longest to chop the veggies – I need better knife skills! But I LOVE to chop veggies! To me, it’s relaxing…weird, huh? Anyway, once your veggies are chopped, this comes together super quickly and then you throw everything into the slow cooker!
5. Simmer for about 5 minutes. I don’t like for all of the beer to evaporate because I want some in the chili itself. So don’t let the goodness evaporate!
6. NOW, throw everything into the slow cooker and mix it all up!