Thursday, February 20, 2014

Culinary Adventures: Slow-Cooker Chili

Are you following Our Geeky Adventure on Instagram?  If so, you're getting sneak peeks every once in a while of recipes that will make their way to the blog- like this one!

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Slow-cooker Chili

-1 lb ground turkey (or pork, or beef, or chicken, whatever moves you)
-salt and pepper
-2 tsp chili powder
-1 tsp garlic powder
-olive oil
-1 small onion, diced
-2 15oz cans kidney beans, drained
-1 15oz can black beans, drained
-1 15oz can diced tomatoes (not drained!)
-1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
-1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
-1C chicken stock (or beef stock, or vegetable stock)

-Season your ground meat with the salt, pepper, chili powder and garlic powder.  The amounts listed above are approximate- after you make this a few times, you'll come to figure out how much spice works for you.  I was going for a less spicy flavor here, so I held back a smidge- but don't be too shy, especially with a meat like turkey which can be pretty bland if you don't help it along.  Brown the meat in a pan with some olive oil.

-Put everything into your slow-cooker.  Again, the measurement for the chicken stock is approximate- add as much or as little as you want, depending on how soupy you like your chili.  Cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours.

-Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese.

What's your favorite chili recipe?

Much love,
The Geeks

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