There’s nothing like a nice bowl of chili to warm up the taste buds on a cold day. As you look through the list of ingredients you may think there is some kind of mistake. What’s that peanut butter doing in there? That is my Mom’s secret ingredient. If allergies are not an issue, you really need to add the peanut butter. It adds a wonderful flavor and no one knows but the cook. This is one of those go to recipes when you don’t have a lot of time but want something filling and warm. Yes, it’s a bit of a cheat since you are using canned goods but I won’t tell if you won’t.

Turkey Chili and Beans

1 lb. ground turkey (or ground beef)
½ onion, chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 15 oz. can pinto beans
1 15 oz. can chili beans (no meat)
1 15 oz. can Original Dennison’s chili
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chili or plain for less kick
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. cumin
1 ½ - 2 tsp. creamy peanut butter

Brown turkey with onion, green pepper and garlic; add canned ingredients and seasonings. Adjust seasonings to taste. Finally add the peanut butter, the secret ingredient. Stir well to make sure the peanut butter is fully dispersed and broken down. Makes about 8 servings. Serve with shredded cheese, chopped cilantro, green onion, or crushed tortilla chips.

By Lorrie from WitsEndDesign

Comments (3)

On January 13, 2015 at 11:45 AM , KarenW said...

Yum. I love chili. This sounds delicious.

On January 14, 2015 at 4:42 PM , bananaorangeapple said...

I'm going to put peanut butter in the next chilli I make, not sure what creamy peanut butter is though so I'll use the normal stuff!

On January 16, 2015 at 5:44 PM , (Ri)Charmed said...