MAKE IT MONDAY: Pretty Girl Chili Recipe

After a decent amount of nights doing nothing but ordering take out and getting fast food once I got home from work. I finally decided to actually touch my stove. Truth be told I love cooking but never seem to find the time anymore with my work schedule.

Not really wanting to spend time cooking but knowing if I got fast food one more time I would probably be sick lol I decided to make my chili recipe. Its quick, simple super filling and last a few days. Once I was done I  posted this picture on my Instagram 


And I quickly got likes and request to share the recipe because apparently it looked that darn good. So as always, your wish is my command =)


Pretty Girl Chili Recipe

The perfect comfort food for winter <3

Ingredients:

The ingredients below are what I used to make enough for me, this could feed 2 people. Please adjust as needed for more people and adjust ingredients to your liking.
1 Pound of ground turkey
1 15oz Can of red kidney beans
1 14.5oz Can of diced tomatoes
1 8oz Can of tomato sauce 
1 Pack of chili seasoning
1 Can of corn (optional I did not use it this time forgot it at the store)
1 Green pepper
1 Onion
Pepper, Onion powder, Garlic powder to taste
Brown sugar to taste
Shredded cheese (optional)
Sour Cream (optional)
Corn bread mix (optional)

Instructions:

1. Season meat of choice with pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and part of the chili seasoning. Break meat apart and brown in a pan or pot depending on how much you are making either way I always use a bit of olive oil in the pan.

2. Once meat is browned, make space in the pan and add in diced onion and green peppers and let them soften and brown. Mix together with the meat.


*At this point if you are making corn bread, I use Jiffy you can mix this and put it in the oven as directed on the box. I also add a bit of honey and sugar to the mix to make it my own.

3. If you are using corn and beans drain both this is very important...dont come complaining to me that your chili is all watery because you didnt drain you beans and corn lol. Anywho once drained add both in and allow mixture to heat up and for juices to cook off.


4. Lightly drain diced tomatoes (if you like your chili a little thinner then dont drain as much out of the tomatoes) add them in along with the tomato sauce and more chili seasoning to taste while mixing together. Let simmer.


5. Lastly add in brown sugar and mix in. When i'm making my chili I like to continuously taste the sauce, once it gets to my desired sweetness I stop adding the brown sugar. Also if you like your chili a little more spicy than sweet now would be the time to add in some red pepper flakes.



After that you are pretty much done and your chili should resemble the picture above, you can keep it on low heat while the corn bread finishes cooking if it has not already.

Serve in a bowl topped with cheese, sour cream and corn bread on the side (all optional of course lol)


Enjoy loves!

If you try out the recipe please be sure to let me know how it turns out =)

Until Next Time,
XO Deanna



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