Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Leftovers 101: World's Easiest Turkey Chili

Even though I have only three mouths to feed at our Thanksgiving next week the smallest butterball turkey we could find at Safeway would probably be better suited for the Duggar family. SO - I'm already thinking about the ridiculous amounts of leftover turkey we will have after the big meal. We have a fun weekend of Sonoma wine tasting planned after Turkey Day so we won't really be around all weekend to slowly chip away at the leftover bird. Fortunately I have the easiest recipe possible all ready to go --- Turkey chili!!! All I have to do is get the chili ingredients ready before hand and then after the Thanksgiving meal I can literally drop all the ingredients and leftover turkey in the slow cooker and let it go for the rest of the day. Then we just pack it up in tupperware and throw it in the freezer for good eating all winter long!

Here's what you need for your easy leftover Turkey Chili

Throw all of the below into a slow cooker or really large pot/dutch oven.
-2 large cans (30 oz) chopped diced tomatoes
-2 chopped bell peppers
-1 chopped onion
-1 1/2 cup chopped or pre-shredded carrots
-1 cup chopped celery
-1 can beans (I got white)
-2 packets of Mild or Hot chili seasoning - add more or less to taste.
-frozen corn or peas (optional)

Then add as much chopped up leftover turkey that you can fit. You might also want to add a little water or chicken broth if it is looking way to thick for your taste.

Let cook for at least a few hours and add salt, pepper and extra seasoning or red pepper flakes to taste. Pack in pyrex and stick in fridge or freezer -- Reheat whenever!!!!

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