My Chili

I love to try out new recipes no matter if they are ones I created in my head, ones I found on-line or in a cookbook. Over the years, I have tried recipes from a lot of chefs, one who seems to match my cooking style is Rachael Ray. As a mother, you've got to appreciate the concept of a 30 Minute Meal! Rachael Ray often says that her recipes are just methods. She encourages her viewers to take her recipes and make them their own. I "Lori-ize" almost everything I cook, tayloring the recipe to my families taste. I decided to combine these two ideas and what you see here is the result. Each week I'll create a meal based on a recipe and let you know what we thought. I will give you the original recipe and let you know how I "Lori-ized" it. Hope you enjoy Tasty Tuesday!

Richard's work is having a chili cook-off so we made a double batch of our chili to enter. 


1 lb ground turkey
2 medium bell peppers
2 medium onions
2 small carrots
1 large jalapeño (I used 1 un-seeded and ½ seeded in each batch)
3 cloves of garlic
grill seasoning
red pepper flakes
chili powder
hot sauce
14 oz can tomato sauce
14 oz can of diced tomatoes
10 oz can of RoTel diced tomatoes with lime and cilantro
bar-b-que sauce ( I use Bull's Eye Guiness)
1 bottle of beer (I used Long Hammer IPA)
1-2 chipolte  in adobo sauce
fresh cilantro
frozen corn

brown ground turkey in pan.  When almost cooked season with seasonings.  Add EVOO and hot sauce and bell peppers, onions,  and carrots.  When almost soft, add in jalapeño and garlic.

Add 1 bottle of beer to deglaze the pan.  Let this cook out for a min or two then add in tomato sauce and bar-b-que sauce.

Let this cook down about 4-5 minutes . Add in the rest of the tomatoes and chipolte.

Let simmer... the longer the better! 

10 minutes before serving add in corn.

Top with cilantro just before serving   

I make this a bit different each time.  I can't tell you how much I use of each spice because I don't measure!  It is more a rule of thumb recipe


I have served this a variety of times to guests and of course to ourselves.  We love this recipe, but some people think it's hot.  I made our "medium" version for the cook-off.  The cook-off is Wednesday so we will see how they like it tomorrow.

We will certainly make this again... and continue to tweak it every time!


  1. Looks soo yummy! I wish I had some here so I don't have to cook dinner LOL!!!

    Good Luck on the Cook Off!

  2. I love me some Chili. Good luck with the cook off. I would love to be a judge.

  3. mmm, that looks amazing! I'll have to give it a go, thanks for sharing!

    I am the same with spices, I like to spice and taste depending on my mood!

  4. Yummy! I love warm meals...especially when there is snow on the ground. I think I am going to make some stew soon! :)

  5. Oh that looks tasty! I like that it is bean-free too! We'll have to give this a try!

  6. it looks yummy! i don't even have a recipe for the chili i make...yours has quite the ingredient list!

  7. Yum! That sounds SO good with the cold weather! I am going to have to give it a try!


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