Belated Chili

by Fresh and Frugal

Alright, so I’ve had this post in the works for about a month. Maybe a little bit more. Seriously. It’s not really the right time of year for it anymore, and with the weather warming, I doubt you’d want to make this just now unless we all get another cold snap (knock on wood), but here it is anyway. This recipe is too good to not share with you all. I should definitely warn you though, to go a little easy on the spices if you’re not a huge fan of spicy food. With that said, I unveil: Hungry Girl’s 10-Alarm Turkey Chili!

We had just gotten slammed by another winter storm/snowpocalypse when I realized I had everything in the house that could be tipped into a pot and set on simmer for hours and hours to yield a delicious dinner. Even better? It would feel as though I’d done nothing to prepare the dinner itself, since all the work would have been done hours earlier, and the only bit left was to taste and check its progression. Honestly, there must be something about that ripe-tomato smell, sweet mingling with the chipotle and cumin seasonings that doesn’t just make your mouth water, but warms the room. Add a slab of garlicky, crusty bread and you’re in heaven.

It does make me miss my mom, though. The feeling of coming in from a freezing day to see that mom’s got something going in the crock pot, as rare as a crock pot meal is at home, makes it impossible not to smile to yourself while hanging up your coat. Speaking of mom, she’s going to come visit in a couple of weeks, and I just can’t wait to see her. Hopefully we’ll get to cook together, so you’ll have something else to read about. With any luck, it won’t take me two months to get it posted, either!

This makes a huge amount, so unless it’s headed for a Superbowl Sunday (or any other kind of) party, you’ll want to have plenty of containers ready for refrigerating and/or freezing.


Hungry Girl’s Ten-Alarm Chili