Spicy Chipotle Chili
Thanksgiving is coming! Are you ready? Do you have your dinner menu planned? Have your picked out your table linens and dinnerware yet? Thanksgiving recipes abound all over the usual places on the internet. By this time next week, when we are all preparing to sit down to enjoy turkey day with friends and family, we will already be inundated with holiday cookie recipes and the like. Don’t get me wrong…I’ve been touting Fall themed pumpkin recipes and slow cooker meals since August. So, at this point, staring the holidays right in eye, I’m game for one last delicious non-Thanksgiving recipe.
When I think of the perfect meal that makes me feel warm and cozy on the inside, I think chili. Specifically, my Spicy Chipotle Chili. It’s the perfect, go-to, easy and simple meal to make for a family dinner, a potluck with friends or a tailgate before the big game. It can be made beforehand as it freezes well or the day of the big event. I threw together this Spicy Chipotle Chili for a recent family get together and it was huge hit! It has all the feels of comfort and just the right amount of heat.
Typically, I like to make my chili with ground turkey, however, after a recent trip to my local farmer’s market, I’ve started using turkey sausage instead, as it adds tons more flavor and a bit of a bite to the meat. For this chili, I used a pound of Chipotle flavored turkey sausage. Just take the casing off and cook the meat in a non-stick pan, just as you would with regular ground turkey. Grab the recipe in my recipe card and get this Spicy Chipotle Chili on your stove today. Your family will thank you tonight!
- 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 lb Turkey Sausage Chipotle flavored
- 1 Medium Onion
- 1 cup Diced Bell Peppers
- 28 oz Can of Crushed Tomatoes
- 1 can Chili Beans Drained and rinsed
- 15 oz Can of Diced Tomatoes (Fire Roasted)
- 1 Tsp Cumin
- 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
Over medium heat, using a soup pot or dutch oven, add the oil until it's hot.
After taking the casing off the sausage, brown the sausage in the pan. Using a wooden spoon, break apart the sausage.
Once browned, add the onions and peppers. Stir and cook until the onions are translucent. Add the spices. Cook another 2 minutes until fragrant.
Add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes and beans. Stir. Add the tomato paste and stir until thoroughly incorporated. Turn down the heat to a simmer.
Simmer for 20 minutes. Serve immediately. Garnish with shredded cheese, sour cream and/or chopped parsley. Green onions work well as a garnish as well.