Thursday, October 15, 2009

Chili with a hint of Guatemala

As you all know, I am NOT a cook. I try really hard and sometimes I might get it right. Hahahaha! On Monday, it was nice and cool and a PERFECT day for chili! I usually make my chili following the directions on the back of the chili seasoning packet (for non cooks!). But, today, I felt like improvising.

Ingredients (of course, not with specific measurements):
1 lb of ground turkey breast
1 can Kidney Beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can rotel
Chili Seasoning
Garlic Salt
Garlic/Onion seasoning
Cayenne Pepper
Gallo (Guatemalan Beer) can be found at World Market under the name Famosa
Shredded Cheese
Wheat Ritz Crackers

Brown turkey and season with cayenne pepper, garlic salt, and cumin. I didn't drain because the meat is super lean. Put meat into crockpot. I then added the kidney beans (with juice), diced tomatoes (with juice), and rotel (with juice). Add package of chili seasoning and the other seasons to taste. To finish, I added the Gallo for the extra kick (the alcohol cooks out, so don't worry). I cooked in the crockpot for 5 hours on high, stirring occasionally.

We found this chili to be super yummy and had just a hint of spice. We added shredded cheese and crumbled wheat ritz crackers to "thicken" it up. Even Caroline liked it!

1 comment:

Leah and Maya said...

sounds pretty good, I like you am suppose to cook but it does not come naturally to me either. I just made chili but it was out of elk meat and very spicey, we decided just Joe could have it. Maya calls all beer Gallo I must say if you have to drink beer its actually decent tasting.