Tuesday, March 24, 2015


1 1lb ground beef
1 1lb taco seasoned ground turkey
1 williams chili seasoning packet for 2lb meat
2 medium onions diced
2 stalks celery food processed
1/4 baby carrots food processed
1 green bell pepper diced
1 can black beans rinsed
1 can kidney beans rinsed
1 small bag pinto beans cooked
(or 2 cans)
1 1/2 tbs paprika
1 tbs salt (or to taste)
2 tsp garlic powder
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 cup water
1 tbs masa mixed with 2 tbs cold water
1 tbs worchestshire sauce
 1-2 tbs sugar

In a large sauce pan brown ground beef and ground turkey. Drain any excess grease. Add food processed celery and carrots, diced onion, and bell pepper. Saute 5 minutes and add in chili seasoning packet, paprika, and salt. Stir in canned tomatoes, cup of water, worchestshire sauce and sugar. Stir in the masa and water mixture. Add in desired canned beans and or cooked beans. Cook 15 -20 minutes on low until chili comes together. Add water, salt and seasonings to desired taste.

This is one of my most requested ever recipes or dinners. One day I shared with my neighbor and they loved it so much every single time I see them they ask if I'll make it for them. They always want to know my secret ingredient.
I don't have just 1 "secret" ingredient. It's more like several that I started incorporating in based on recipes from family, friends and the food network. I figured if I mixed a dash of this secret and a dash of thatit'd be the great! Luckily... it was. You can adjust seasoning to your own taste, this is just what everyone in my family has come to love.

** Major tip/hint. I have tried MANY brands of premade chili seasoning even once creating my own when I realized I didn't have any on hand... that williams brand is BY FAR... that stands to be repeated. BY FAR the best one to use. ALL others I have tried ended up with a flavor missing, too spicy, not spicy enough, odd color, etc. Williams ALWAYS turns out great for me.

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