Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cowboy Chili (& Sweet Cornbread Muffins)

Everyone needs a great chili recipe.  This is sure to be a hit. 

I revised a recipe found in our Walmart flyer.  It's thick and very tasty. 

And pretty simple to make. I'm sure it's named because it's hardy enough to satisy some hard-workin' cowboys! 


2 lbs. ground turkey (or lean ground beef)
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 
2 Tb. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 or 2 (15 ozs) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
3-1/2 c. V8 or tomato juice 
2 garlic cloves, minced 
1 small green (or red) pepper, chopped, optional
2 cans (15 ozs. each) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
fresh ground pepper and shredded cheese for garnish

In large saucepan, cook the turkey, onion, chili powder and cumin over medium high heat, until turkey is cooked thoroughly, stirring often (drain grease if necessary). Add tomatoes, tomato juice, garlic, chopped pepper and kidney beans to sauce pan; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. 

Serve topped with pepper and cheese. 

Yield: 6 - 8 servings 

This easy recipe for Sweet Cornbread Muffins would go great served with this chili.  The muffins are made from a Jiffy cake mix and a cornbread mix.

Linked to Weekend Potluck