Friday, June 1, 2012


I decided that I wanted some chili. This was odd for me as I like the idea of chili but normally wouldn't ever order it anywhere. There's something about the fake creaminess of some versions or the beans or something. So I peeked in the freezer and found that I had some hamburger, ground turkey and even some sweet Italian sausage.

Now this may seem ridiculous but I knew that these three meats needed to become a meat Voltron. Now know that this was my version of chili and it is glorious.

What's in it?

1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
1 pound of ground turkey
1 pound of sweet Italian sausage (casings removed)
3/4 cup of chili powder
2 small onions (diced)
48 ounces of diced tomatoes (canned is fine)
6 cloves of garlic minced
1 tsp of ground oregano
1 tsp of ground ground thyme
1 tbsp of cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp of clarified butter/cooking oil


Toss in the butter/cooking oil with the onion over medium high heat in a high walled pot. Brown lightly. Place garlic in and cook for a few minutes. Place half the hamburger and half of the turkey in the pot and brown slightly. Add half of the cumin and other dried spices.

Continue to stir and brown the meat. Once the pink starts to go away, add the rest of the meat and the remaining chili powder. Once all of the meat has browned, lower the heat to a simmer and continue to simmer for another hour, continuing to stir it every five or so minutes.

At the end of the hour add the tomatoes and then continue to simmer for another 20 minutes. I'd take this time to taste the concoction as the juices from the tomatoes will have diluted the flavoring. Season to taste and serve.

This is great by itself. You can also pour this over rice if you feel like you need a starch or carb.

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