Really GOOD Chili

So I wasn’t planning on sharing this non-recipe chili, but it turned out SO DARN GOOD that I had to.  After a fun day of marathon spectating by bike, I had worked up quite an appetite.  The BOY and I swung by the grocery store to pick up some chili ingredients to throw into the crockpot.  He wanted beef, I was in the mood for turkey, so we settled on chicken.  I’ve never made a chicken chili before.  I think typically they are a white chili, but we decided to try making a red chili.

 

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We just mixed the following into the crockpot:

Ground chicken, browned on the stove

1 chopped onion

1 chopped red pepper

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

1 15 oz can diced tomatoes, drained

1 8 oz can diced mild green chilies

1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

 

 

Then added in the following spices:

Garlic

Chili powder (a lot!)

Sea salt

Oregano

Crushed red pepper

 

 

The problem is that the BOY and I were working together to get the chili going quickly before the Bear’s game (which is not a problem, and was actually super fun) so we didn’t measure the spices.  When I asked how much crushed red pepper he put in (because the chili had the perfect amount of spiciness, so I wanted to remember) he answered that he just shook the container like this (in which he demonstrated the motion) HERE, HERE, and HERE (in which he started making a circular motion imagining the rim of the crockpot). How can you measure that?!  I don’t even know how to write it into a recipe ha ha!

 

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I served my chili over spaghetti squash with a sprinkle of cheese and a few crushed up crackers.

 

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I must say, if you don’t mind me bragging, that this might be our best chili EVER!!!

 

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We also sampled two of the new Wisconsin beers that I brought back from Door County.  The Central Waters, which came highly recommended, was AWESOME!  But not as good as our Red Chicken Chili!

 

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If you’re in the mood for soups and chilies this fall, take a look at my Recipe Page.  It is loaded with recipes!

 

I am also in search of a good White Chicken Chili recipe.  Any suggestions???

Please link to your Really GOOD Chili recipes in the comments!

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10 thoughts on “Really GOOD Chili

  1. Yum!! I love a good chili – esp this time of year! I can’t wait to make my first pot of it – I’m going to make sweet potato black bean chili 🙂

  2. This is such a great dish and just right for Fall. Love that you used 2 types of beans and, as for the measurements, the best chilis are made from a little of this and a little more of that. 🙂

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