Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Chili Con Carne

This chili is super fast and great to use in a variety of way! You can make it on the stove top, in the crock pot or freeze it for later!  We love to use it in frito pies and on chili dogs! My kids all love it too and it's a great recipe to sneak vegetables into if you have any picky eaters.  Give it a try!

Chili Con Carne

1 lb. ground turkey (or ground beef)

1 green bell pepper (chopped)
1 tsp. cumin (or to taste)
1 tsp. garlic powder (or to taste)
1 tsp. onion powder (or to taste)
1 tsp. dried minced onion
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 cup flour
chili powder (to taste...honestly I use about 1/3 of a cup)
3-4 cups water
2 cans pinto beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can diced tomatoes
a dash of  Tabasco sauce

Brown turkey slightly.  Add bell pepper and spices and continue cooking until turkey is cooked through and bell pepper is softened.  Add flour and chili powder.  Add water slowly and stir well to get rid of all lumps of flour.  Add beans and tomatoes.  Bring to a boil and cook until thickened.  Add Tabasco if desired and reduce heat to low.  Simmer for 30-40 minutes.


Freezer Meal Instructions-
Brown turkey or beef.  In a gallon sized freezer bag add cooked meat, chopped bell pepper and onion.  In a small bowl combine spices, flour and water until incorporated and no lumps.  Pour over meat and veggies.  Add beans and tomatoes.  Add a dash or two of tabasco if desired.

When ready to use your freezer meal- Add contents of bag and 2 cups of water to a large slow cooker.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until heated through and vegetables are tender.  Add extra chili powder or water to reach desired consistency and spiciness!

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