How To Make Turkey/Beef Chili After Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is over and you want to make something tasty out of your leftover turkey. Face it; you can eat just so much leftover turkey and turkey sandwiches. This easy recipe will show you how to make delicious turkey/beef chili after your Thanksgiving holiday is over.
• 1 lb. of 93/7 ground beef, the leaner the better
• About a pound of leftover turkey, preferably white meat
• One forty-eight ounce can of tomato juice
• One can of spice chili beans-the spiciness is up to you
• Spices-salt, pepper, chili powder, cayenne pepper
• White rice-optional
• You will also need a crock pot or slow cooker
• Saltines, just in case you like to add them to your own personal bowl of chili
Step One-Take your tomato juice and chili beans, open up the cans. Pour the two canned items into your slow cooker. Take your ground beef and throw it frozen into the slow cooker. Turn the slow cooker on to high and place the top on the slow cooker.
Step Two-Take your turkey and cut or break it up into small pieces. You get to choose how large or small the pieces should be. You are going to eat the chili, so you are the boss. Take the pieces of turkey and put them into the slow cooker.
Step three-Take the spices and pour the amounts you want into the chili. There is no particular amount for this turkey/beef chili after Thanksgiving dinner. If you like your chili hot, you will have to add more chili powder and or cayenne pepper to the mix. I use about a tablespoon of each because I like my chili mild.
Step four-allow the chili to cook for three to four hours in your slow cooker. Make sure you check the chili at least once each hour, stir the mixture if it needs to be stirred. You check your chili each hour to make sure it doesn’t burn and it fully cooks. It usually takes a good four hours for the chili to be done. You can switch the slow cooker over to warm after the four hour period is up. If you have a large family and double the ingredients, your chili will have to cook longer. Finally you have something delicious to make with your after Thanksgiving turkey.
Step five-Step five is optional. Some people like white rice with their chili. If you like white rice with your chili, make sure you cook up the rice thirty minutes before your chili is done. To serve the rice with chili, put the white rice on a plate or in bowl and pour chili over the top of it. If you do not like white rice with your chili, skip step five.
Step six-Serve your after Thanksgiving turkey/beef chili. This pot of chili will feed a family of four people with some extra for the extra hungry people at your table. Make sure you realize the chili will be extremely hot after cooking in a slow cooker for four hours. Take precautions when pouring and eating the chili.
Congratulations, you have learned the easy process of cooking turkey/beef chili with your leftover Thanksgiving turkey. If you use lean beef, this may be the most nutritious chili you have ever made. Enjoy and be amazed how delicious this simple dish really is. You may like it so much; you may cook chili every year after the Thanksgiving festivities are over.