Football Chili Boats

Turkey Chili Recipe:

2 lbs. ground turkey meat

1 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 /2 -1 jalapeno, diced

1/2 yellow onion, diced

2 15 oz. cans of tomato sauce

1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes

1/2 cup of water

1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1  Chipotle Pepper in Adobe chopped plus one tsp. of sauce *

3 tbsp. chili powder

2 tbsp. cumin

1 tbsp. onion powder

1 tbsp. garlic powder

1/2 tbsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1-2 packages of soft tortilla flour bowls (found in the grocery store)

Optional: 2-4 Mozzarella string cheese pieces for decorating

*Note.  Add more chipotle peppers in if you want a spicier chili.  Leave it out for less spice.

In a large pot, saute garlic, bell pepper, jalapeno and onion in extra virgin olive oil.  Let the vegetables sweat for 10 minutes. Add turkey meat and break up into the veggies.  

Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, beans and chipotle pepper.  Stir well to combine.

Add chili powder, cumin, onion and garlic powder and salt. 

Taste for spice and heat.  Adjust if needed.

 Simmer for 25-30 minutes stirring occasionally.  Top with your favorite toppings.

To assemble Football Boats:

Warm tortilla bowls in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.

Scoop chili into the boat.

Cut string cheese lengthwise into small strips.  Top the chili with 1 long strip of cheese lengthwise and 3-4 smaller strips going horizontal to look like laces on a football.


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