Fall Has the Best Foods: Chorizo Chili, Y’all

I haven’t posted a recipe in awhile, and this one was too good to pass up. As any of you are probably well aware, my Crockpot & I are good buds. I turn to my Crockpot when I want something delicious, homemade, and requires me to pay no attention at all. Lots of Crockpot recipes require pre-made ingredients, but I’ve been fortunate enough to find recipes that can be quickly adapted so that I can make some ingredients by scratch.

Chili is probably one of my most favorite things to cook in a crockpot, because the smell is so gratifying throughout the day. To complement smell with health, I made this turkey-based chili last night. And as Leslie Knope would think, it was so good…it was pretty sexy.

Get it, ladies.

I would like to point out that there are actually two Parks and Recreation references to turkey chili, which I will now share for kicks & giggles.

Oh, Ben.

Anyhoot, let’s gather some ingredients, shall we?

Things You’ll Need

  • 2 links of turkey chorizo (I got mine from Earthfare)
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 15 oz can no-salt tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 2 peppers in adobo sauce (these can be found canned in the Latino food aisle in your grocery store), chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 2 tbsp chili powder (or less, depending on how spicy you want things)
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste

Brown the chorizo and ground turkey in a medium-sized pan. Don’t worry about draining (turkey is lean so there probably won’t be much excess fat, anyway). Once that’s done, throw it in your crockpot and then add the other ingredients. Mix to combine. Now set on Low for 8 hours or High for 4-5. Walk away. Do some things. Once all that time has passed, get a bowl and your favorite chili toppings. I was raised with sour cream and cheddar cheese on my chili, so that’s what I go for. Diced onion, cilantro, and additional hot sauce may also rock your world. You do you.

Our finished products. Ta-da!

And that, my dears, is how you make your first & tastiest batch of chili this season. Let me know if you try this at home & any alterations you made!

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