One of my very favorite FALL foods is chili.
Well, it’s definitely not fall yet but I’ve had a mad craving for chili for over a month now.
I knew I’d be painting our new shed last Sunday so what better time to have my crockpot cook for us all day long!
This chili is packed full of veggies, beans and ground turkey but could be easily made into a vegetarian chili by just cutting out the ground turkey!
Personally I absolutely ADORE this chili and Jeff loves the flavor BUT he complained that it was “too chunky” and had “too many beans and vegetables that I could see.” Too many vegetables and beans?
OK to give you some context on the “BLASPHEMER” comment, Jeff and I both love the movie Uncle Buck…We quote the below scene quite often!
So now you know exactly how I said “BLASPHEMER” when I was typing up this post!!
Anyway…More chili for me!
Chili is a great way to use up all of the “on the verge of suicidal” veggies that are hiding out in your refrigerator so go crazy folks!!
It’s about time I make a Crockpot Chronicle again! It’s been WEEKS!
Chunky Monkey Crockpot Chili
Makes 8-10 servings(a full crockpot)
1 pound ground turkey cooked
2 small zucchini chopped
10 celery sticks chopped
3 carrots chopped
15-20 button mushrooms chopped (you can cut down on these if you aren’t a fan of fungus)
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 15 ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained
1 15 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
1 14 ounce can maple style baked beans
1 tablespoon of Epicure’s Chipotle Chili seasoning (any chili seasoning will do!) and Toasted Onion (you can chop fresh onions too in place of this!)
1 teaspoon of Epicure’s Herb & Garlic dip mix and French Onion dip mix
Salt and Pepper to taste
Throw everything into your crockpot, turn it on high heat and let ‘er rip for 5-8 hours, stirring ever now and then! The longer it cooks the more flavorful it gets!
And just as a sidenote, you may think your chili is too watery (mostly due to the veggies excreting all of their juices) but once the temperature of the chili cools a bit, it will thicken up!
Epicure’s Chipotle Chili seasoning is AMAZING!! It adds a sweet and smoky flavor to your chili…I highly recommend it folks!
Well now I am off to enjoy hump day! Jeff is off to shop for our fence…Rumour has it we COULD potentially be STARTING the first steps of our fence this weekend!
What’s your favorite ingredient in YOUR chili recipe??
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