Italian Chili

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Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
1 hr

This chili recipe is basic, but is a popular one among family members. If you're in the mood for a chili that's not to pungent but also has a good flavor (not to mention filling on a cold day!), then look no further. For this recipe, I buy most of my ingredients at Trader Joe's because the quality and taste is not compromised but it is still convenient. If you don't have a store like this, just check your ingredient listings on the products at your local trusted grocery store.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large pot, begin browning ground turkey. As the turkey begins to brown, add onions and garlic and continue to stir until turkey is fully browned. Do not drain.
  2. Add tomato paste and stir until fully incorporated. Add tomato sauce and stir again.
  3. Slightly rinse kidney beans (does not have to be fully cleaned) and add to pot. Pour in chicken broth and stir again.
  4. Add spices to pot (basil, oregano, sage, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, pepper, and bay leaf) and stir until all ingredients are equally mixed. Add olive oil and stir again.
  5. Bring to a boil and immediately turn temperature down to low. Allow chili to simmer for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Chili will be VERY hot so allow to cool before consuming. Remove bay leaf before serving.
  7. After cooling, chili can be divided into containers and frozen up to 3-4 months. (To cook from frozen, allow chili to defrost about 30 minutes and warm in microwave until reaching desire temperature.).