Chili is notorious in the Southwest. With Fall finally here and cooler weather right around the corner, I started craving homemade chili. There are many ways to cook chili in Texas. Many people make an all day production out of preparing, cooking, and simmering their chili. Today, I was in the mood for something quick and easy, but also a bit more on the healthy side. My solution was to use pre-packaged seasoning, and not my own, and to substitute turkey for ground beef or chili meat.
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- ½ lg. onion - diced
- 1 14½ oz. can diced tomatoes
- 2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
- 1 pkg. chili seasoning mix (I prefer McCormick)
- 1 16 oz. can pinto or kidney beans (optional)
- 2 cups water
- Brown turkey in large skillet on medium high heat. Drain any excess fat.
- Put meat into a medium size pot.
- Add all remaining ingredients to pot and cook on Medium heat for about 15 minutes (making sure onions get cooked).
- Reduce to low heat and allow chili to simmer for at least another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.