I have argued for making our own chili seasoning, but he swears by the McCormick packet stuff- and I have to admit, this chili comes out pretty damn delicious, so I guess I'll concede on this one.
TallBoy's Famous Chili
2 lbs lean ground turkey
Lawry's seasoning salt
1 green pepper
4 stalks celery
2-3 medium sized yellow onions
1 yellow hot hungarian pepper
8 oz fresh mushrooms
1-2 jalapeno peppers (he uses 2)
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
2 envelopes McCormack HOT Chili Seasoning
2 15 oz cans HOT Chili Beans
2 Cans Dark Red Kidney Beans (drained)
1-2 12 oz cans of CHEAP beer (this is the ONLY thing we use cheap beer in)
** This chili is not for the faint of heart- it is SPICY. If you want to cut down on the spice, use less hot peppers, or remove the seeds, even use mild seasoning/chili beans, but I recommend it HOT.**
In a large pot, brown ground turkey with a couple of good shakes of Lawry's. After it has browned, drain any extra grease.
Dice all fresh ingredients: green pepper, onions, celery, hungarian pepper, jalapenos and mushrooms. Add half can of beer and diced veggies to ground turkey, cook until soft (NOT mushy). Again, drain off extra liquid and grease.
Add can of crushed tomatoes and McCormack seasoning packets. Add remaining beer (he usually adds another complete can of beer for this step). Add the remaining beans, and simmer for another 30 minutes, at least.
This is sacrilege to TallBoy, but I like to serve this with a dollop of sour cream and some shredded cheese.
This makes a whole boatload of chili- I'd say at least 8-12 servings.
|Also, make SURE you have a doggy helper.|