It's tasty, it's healthy and it's an awesome bowl of yum! Make it for tailgating time or for football parties at home in front of the TV.
Pair it with your favorite team (and beer) and you'll be ready for an afternoon of good food and good fun!
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Lets get cooking before the big game starts shall we?
Prep time on this recipe is approximately 20 minutes and then add in the stove top simmer time and you're looking at approximately 90 minutes from start to kick-off. It feeds approximately 8-10 people.
Drunken Turkey Chili-Mac
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds ground turkey
1-1/2 tablespoons fennel seed
1 teaspoon each ground thyme and sage
1 medium red onion, grated
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1-15 oz. can corn
2-15 oz. can kidney beans, drained
1-29 oz. can tomato purée
1-29 oz. can tomato sauce
1 cup beer
2 tablespoons garlic powder (or 4 cloves minced garlic)
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon ground mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
1 16 ounce box whole grain elbow macaroni, cooking according to package directions
grated cheddar cheese (garnish)
chopped red onion (garnish)
-In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, add the oil and brown the turkey meat, along with the fennel seed, thyme and sage, until it's nicely caramelized.
-Add the grated onion (juice included), diced peppers, corn and beans.
-Stir to combine and cook a few moments for the peppers and onion to soften slightly.
-Add the tomato purée, sauce and beer.
-Turn the heat to low and stir well to combine.
-Add the remaining ingredients and continue to simmer, covered, stirring occasionally.
- To serve you can either mix the macaroni and chili together or you can spoon the macaroni into a dish first and top with the chili mixture.
-Garnish with chopped red onion and grated cheddar cheese (if desired) and serve alongside some hearty corn bread.
Mmmmmm, now that's goooood eatin'
I hope you'll enjoy this recipe and let me know what you think. This recipe would certainly also score big points at a Super Bowl party. You might want to keep it in mind!
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Until we eat (and paint) again,