With the weather turning colder, why not whip up a batch of chili for your family! This recipe is so easy to make and it’s perfect to sneak in extra veggies too. Add some sliced celery or shredded carrots! I’ll give you the basic recipe and you can adapt to your liking. I use ground turkey most of the time because it gives a lighter texture and gives more flavor to me.


1 large onion, diced

2 Tablespoons olive oil

2 pounds ground turkey (or beef)

1 can each (15.5oz) pinto beans, black, and kidney beans… liquid drained

3 clove of garlic, minced

2 quarts of crushed tomatoes (or two 28oz canned crushed)

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoons pepper

2 teaspoons cumin

6 Tablespoons chili powder

To cook, start with cooking onions in olive oil until transparent.

I sprinkled some pepper in so you could see the onions better.

Next you want to add you ground turkey (or beef), garlic, and cook thoroughly.

Now it’s time for your spices. Salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder.

Add drained bean now.

Give it a stir to combine with your meat mixture.

Now add your crushed tomatoes to the mix. I used my crushed tomatoes that I bottled last year. (Don’t worry, I’ll show you how to bottle some later on).

Simmer on low for 15 minutes.

Dish up and use your favorite topping and corn bread for a side. Enjoy!!!

Let me know what you think of this recipe. It’s so quick and easy. I sprinkled on some grated cheese, dropped a dollop of sour cream on, then finished up with some pickled jalapenos. Yum!

Author: hometownLivin

Hi there, I'm Cheryl- the mastermind to HometownLivin, and I am here to help you all become the modern age doin it all kind of person. Many have asked for my help in learning some of the basics around the kitchen when it comes to canning, preserving, baking, cooking, gardening, crafting, etc... so I thought that I would share it with everyone at the same time! I try to make my life as easy as I can, so follow along and let's create some fun things for our own peace of mind. I try and use the most organic things I can find to make my creations. Non-GMO, natural, organic, pesticide and growth hormone free is the way to be for me!!!

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