Friday, September 21, 2012

The Best Chili in the Universe

This really is the best chili in the me anyway. I have tried a billion gazillion variations of this formula, but I always go back to this one. It is great for the slow cooker, but you can simmer it on the stove too. And as you can see in the photo, it is good on everything. I serve it on hot dogs, over fries or tots, and on top of a bed of corn chips. I have also melted it into Velveeta for a yummy dip. I often freeze the leftovers in single portion sizes to pull out for lunch on a cool or rainy day. It is a fall favorite! I make it a lot on game days, it is a perfect football companion.


  • 1 pound ground turkey 
  • 1 package original chili seasoning
  • 1 package spicy chili seasoning
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans
  • 1 can light red kidney beans
  • 2 cans pinto beans
  • 1 32 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cans Rotel with liquid
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • toppings: diced raw onion, sliced green onion, shredded cheese, sour cream, saltine crackers, corn chips, hot sauce (like Texas Pete), Sriracha (we like it hot around here)
Brown ground turkey in skillet with diced onion. While the meat is browning, rinse all of your beans. Combine meat with remaining ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for at least 4 hours. Even though everything is already cooked, allowing the mix to simmer for awhile really melds all those delicious flavors.

I should note that I think I originally saw this recipe on Semi Homemade with Sandra Lee but it's hard to be sure, since I have been making it for like six years.

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  1. This looks so good. Just back to let you know I messed up on my linky party thing - I fixed it and is accepting entries again. Thanks for letting me know or it might not have gotten fixed ((hugs!)).

    Thanks again,


  2. Awesome recipe! I will be sharing this with my husband. He is the chili maker in the family. Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

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