I am a MASSIVE Green Bay Packer fan. Like beyond a fan. A part “owner”, seeing as the Packers are the only NFL team that are publicly owned. Football season has turned into quite the tradition in our family – we manage up to 5 fantasy football teams, I cheer for Michigan on Saturdays and Green Bay on Sundays, I spend the week discussing lineups with my dad, and I plan football watching menus all season long! A huge staple on any game day buffet table is a good, tasty, tons-o-toppings chili.
Normally, I’d wait to spread the joy until next season. BUT, seeing as we just got a snowstorm last night, it seems mighty appropriate! What do they say about March? In like a lion and out like a lamb? Yeah. That’s definitely happening.
If you haven’t had adobo peppers before, they’ll the ultimate pantry item. I use them in this Chipotle Chicken Salad and it’s such a fantastic smokey heat I can’t get enough of! If you want a more mild chili, reduce the serrano peppers and cayenne pepper – but I have to admit, the flavors go so well together! Try this chili this weekend and cross your fingers for spring soon!
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 serrano peppers, chopped (remove seeds and membrane inside)
- 2 adobo peppers, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1½ lb. ground turkey
- 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce (no salt added)
- 3 tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (no salt added)
- 1 15 oz. can kidney beans (no salt added), drained and rinsed
- 1 15 oz. can petite diced tomatoes (no salt added)
- 1½ tbsp. adobo pepper sauce from can
- 3 tbsp. chili powder
- 1½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- 2 tsp. oregano
- ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
- Toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, plain greek yogurt, chopped green onions
- Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft, about 4 minutes.
- Add turkey to brown. Drain any extra liquid that forms.
- Add peppers, tomato sauce, paste, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, adobo sauce, and all spices. Stir until combined.
- Cover and cook over low heat for about an hour.
- Enjoy! Add any extra toppings like cheese, onions, plain greek yogurt, and green onions.