A classic recipe for chili con carne that uses ground turkey with red kidney beans, chili powder, tomato and spices.
One of the clearest memories from my childhood has to do with chili. I was five, and was in my kindergarten class crying my eyes out with a terrible, painful ear ache. Lying on a big red pillow with tears steaming down my face, my Dad came and picked me up and brought me home.
Now, my Dad loves to make chili, so that day, after a nice nap and some wonderful medicine to help my ears, we spent the afternoon at home making chili. The smell engulfed the whole house and I immediately started to feel better. After all, when you’re a five year old girl, spending the day with your hero, in my case my Dad, might be one of the best things in the world. I remember he let me stir the chili and it was so thrilling, it’s probably one of my earliest and fondest memories in the kitchen.
Ever since then, I’ve loved chili. My Dad and I enjoy sharing our love for chili and trying out different recipes – he has his favourite and I have mine. This is my favourite recipe and we both agree that this is a pretty mean and flavorful chili. This chili is made with ground turkey, because personally, I prefer the texture because it isn’t quite as tough as beef, but feel free to sub in ground beef if that’s your preference!
This chili is very quick and easy to make, it takes around half an hour. Let me know if you give this chili con carne recipe a try in the comments below.