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It's Chili Season!

This is my favorite time of year.  The weather is perfect for outside activity.  Football is well underway.  Hunting is right around the corner.  And let's not forget, IT'S CHILI SEASON!  Try this great recipe and let us know what you think.  We would love to hear how you make chili.  Post your recipes in the comments below.

Turkey Chili

photo courtesy of Scrawny to Brawny


  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 huge onion
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 can of vegetable juice (spicy V8 if you want a little kick)
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro (this one can be a game changer, so add to taste)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • red pepper flakes (depending on how hot you like your chili)


Chop vegetables, rinse beans, and heat olive oil in a large pot (just enough oil to keep vegetables from sticking). Once olive oil is hot add all of the vegetables and garlic to the pot. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.

After cooking vegetables, add all remaining ingredients, crumbling raw turkey as you add it. Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce heat to low.

Cover and cook on low for one hour, stirring occasionally.

Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!


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