Pre-Trick-or-Treating Chili -

Pre-Trick-or-Treating Chili

Savoring a steaming bowl of chili before Trick-or-Treating has become one of our family traditions.  Beggar’s Night is the perfect time to enjoy a casual chili super.  Before hitting the neighborhood with the kids to Trick-or-Treat, invite friends and neighbors to stop by and offer them this warming, hearty, and easy meal – let the chili simmer on the stove until you’re ready for it, and then serve it up. 


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Turkey Chili

Serves 8

2 lbs. ground turkey
1 yellow onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
3 tsp. hot sauce
2 (15 oz.) can chili beans, with liquid
2 green bell peppers, diced
1 (4 oz.) can green chiles
1 ½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
3 tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. oregano
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

Directions: Heat oil in large stock pot over medium heat.  Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; saute until vegetables start to soften, about 5 minutes.  Add ground turkey; sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Cook until turkey is crumbled and browned, about 5 minutes.  Mix in the rest of the ingredients.  Simmer until turkey is cooked through and chili is thickened; 30 to 60 minutes.  If chili is too thick, add water or tomato juice to thin.

Note: You can also sauté the veggies and meat and then dump everything into a crockpot.  To adjust the heat add or subtract the hot sauce, green chiles and cayenne pepper.  You can buy canned diced tomatoes with chiles and skip buying two cans.  Chili is so great because you can truly make it your own!

Serve with some fun toppings like: shredded cheese, diced green onions, bacon, sliced jalepenos, diced tomatoes, avocado, crumbled tortilla chips, sour cream, your family’s fave!


What do you feed your fam before heading out to Trick-or-Treat on Beggar’s Night?  Let us know in the Comments below!


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