OK sports fans! Our first Superbowl food is a classic - chili - with a Billy twist. I'm sure those of you who are Tex-Mex connoisseurs will scoff at this recipe as inauthentic, but trust me, it tastes delicious!
I tend to make my chili with ground turkey (the 93/7 lean kind... 99% lean turkey breast turns into little tasteless nuggets when cooked) because I try to minimize the red meat that I eat, but you could just as well make this with ground beef.
Also, to serve, I top with grated cheddar cheese and my FAVORITE condiment, sour cream.
On to the recipe!
- 1.5 lbs. ground turkey, 93% lean, 7% fat
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. garlic, chopped
- 2 large bell peppers (red or green), chopped
- 1 large can (approx 32 oz) diced tomatoes, with their juice
- 2- 15oz cans dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 750mL bottle of inexpensive red wine (I usually use Yellowtail Shiraz)
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1 Tbsp ground cumin
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tsp + 2 tsp salt, divided
- 1 Tbsp black pepper
- 2 cans diced jalepeno peppers, or 3 fresh jalepenos, seeded and chopped
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 Tbsp hot sauce or sriracha
- In large, heavy pot (I use an enameled cast-iron pot) heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add ground turkey and brown, breaking it into small bits with a wooden spoon. Once mostly browned, add garlic, onion, bell pepper, and 2 tsp salt, and cook for an additional 5 minutes to soften veggies.
- Once veggies are soft, add flour and stir to mix. Cook for one minute.
- Add chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and black pepper.
- Pour in tomatoes with juice, drained kidney beans, and red wine. Stir to combine. If using optional ingredients for spicier chili, add now.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer and let cook for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasoning with additional 2 tsp salt as needed, plus additional spice if you like.
- Serve to friends, family, and all the passersby who've smelled your delicious chili!