Happy fall everyone! Can you believe it? This week we saw the first day of fall. Wow. Last night we had thunder and lightening. Let’s face it folks, summer days are dwindling if not gone. BOO HOO! Although I do like a cooler day here and there, I’m really going to miss the sunshiny days summer brought. Fall brings about a couple of things I like a lot. The first is that I can break out my boot collection, yay! The second is that I can leave the slow cooker on the counter since I’ll be making soups, stews and this delicious turkey chili
Chili and cornbread are a fall staple in my household. And chili can be so versatile too. Our church does a chili cook off every Super Bowl Sunday and the creativity from these folks are amazing. I’ve seen traditional beef and bean, turkey, fish, game meats and more. My recipe here is for chili with ground turkey and cannellini beans. I call it my seasonal transition chili; hearty for fall and lightened up for summer.
I used Truly Texas Chili Spice Mixfor my seasoning. This was something that came in a gift basket at work and it worked beautifully!! I love this mix and it was the perfect seasoning blend for the ground turkey.
Chunky Turkey Chili with Beans
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 2/3 cups chopped red onion
- 1lb lean ground turkey
- 1/2 packet Truly Texas Chili Mix (or your favorite mix)
- 1/2 - 1 Small jalapeño pepper (seeds removed and minced)
- 1/2 - 1 can tomato sauce
- 2 cups water
- 1 can cannillini beans (15 oz)
- cayenne pepper (to taste)
Hearty yet lightened up chili that leaves you satisfied without feeling weighed down, this chili fit the bill for us. I loved the flavor of the ground turkey and I was just as satisfied as I am when eating traditional chili.
The Truly Texas Chili Spice Mix I used here was just what I needed as I was a bit pressed for time. I only used half a pouch since this chili and cornbread dinner was just for hubby and I. If you’re a chili fan, this is a recipe and a spice mix for you to try!