Chili Fit for a Puppy Bowl

Okay, so maybe that doesn’t sound particularly appetizing. I suppose puppies are not the most picky chili connoisseurs. But this chili is fit for the best of the best puppies–the Puppy Bowl MVP’s. Don’t fret, there’s no cocoa powder in this recipe.

All Topped Out

It’s only a matter of hours until the winner of the show is announced. Who will it be? Aurora seems to be an early favorite, but my vote is for Sally, the basset hound/dachshund mix, duh.

Tomatoey Juices

Oh and this chili is also great for humans, whether they be watching the Puppy Bowl, or that other thing that’s on today (I was raised by immigrants and cannot be held liable for being ignorant about your so-called football). I, personally, would rather be watching this than this.

Many a Man's Cooking Secret

Turkey Chili

Adapted from Jimmy Fallon

Makes 8 servings

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 1/2 pounds ground turkey (I like using 93 percent lean turkey for this recipe.)

1 large white onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 dried chipotles, chopped/crumbled

1/4 cup chili powder

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon (it should be heaping) ground cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 28 ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes, chopped coarsely with juices

1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1 12 ounce bottle of amber or brown beer

2 15 ounce cans of kidney beans, rinsed and drained

tortilla chips, for serving

shredded cheddar cheese, for serving

sour cream, for serving

lime wedges, for serving

avocado, for serving

Turkey Chili Mniam Mniam

In a large skillet coated with some of the olive oil, working in batches, cook the turkey until it is no longer pink. Drain of excess fat in a colander, and place turkey in slow cooker.

Lean Mean Turkey

Remove excess fat from pan, and put remaining olive oil on pan. Cook onion, garlic, and chipotles on pan until translucent. This should take about 5 minutes. Put cooked onion mixture into slow cooker.

Translucent and Tasty

Add all spices, tomato, cilantro, and beer to slow cooker. Stir very well to distribute spices. Cover, and cook on high for 5 hours, stirring occasionally.

Ready for Slow Cooking

Add kidney beans, and continue to cook for 30 to 45 minutes, uncovered, until chili has thickened.

Ready for Chip Scooping

Serve with tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and lime, or whatever your favorite chili toppings may be.


2 thoughts on “Chili Fit for a Puppy Bowl

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