Okay, this was the gift that kept on giving. I made it on Wednesday, fed three people, and just finished it today. I adapted it from this recipe but put half the meat and more veggies(saved $$ and it still felt hearty!).
I have to warn you though, with all the veggies I put in, it was a lot of chopping. I’m a slow knife wielder so it took me about an hour to prep.
But it was worth it! Your whole house will smell like chili!!
Also, for all the fresh food I ended up using, I wasn’t too mad about the cost breakdown. You can put as few or as many different veggies as you want to play around with the cost, they all stew together awesomely in the crockpot no matter what:
Stuff to buy:
- 1 pound of ground turkey
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 red potato
- 1 tomato (or 1/2 of a beefsteak tomato)
- 4 baby bella mushrooms (unless you hate mushrooms)
- 4-5 stalks of celery (depending on how much you like celery)
- 1 1/2 carrots
- 1 red pepper
- 1 can of tomato sauce
- 1 red onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
All the spices!!
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon basil
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Stuff to cut:
- all the veggies in bite size pieces!
Stuff to cook with:
- a crockpot (or a big stovetop pot, but cook time will be different)
- a pan to brown the meat
How to cook it:
- Cut all the veggies into bite size pieces. Throw them in the crockpot except for the onions and garlic.
- Throw the onions and garlic in the pan for the meat and spray cooking spray in the pan so the meat doesn’t stick. Sautee for a little bit and then put the ground turkey in. Stir it around until it’s brown.
- Throw the meat in the crockpot.
- Throw all the spices into the crockpot.
- Throw the tomato sauce in the crockpot.
- Fill the tomato sauce can halfway with water and add to the crockpot.
- Set to cook for 6 hours.
A close up of the magic:
Best part – I had the chili for breakfast the last two days and cracked an egg over it. SO good!