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Author Notes: This recipe is safe for both Giants and Patriots fans to consume, since it originated from a Jets fan. See the Jets hat in the photo. Much to my family's dismay, my brother Dave defected from our Giants bloodline and became a Jets fan. However, he is a great cook and makes a mean chili. This chili can be a meal or an appetizer for the Super Bowl, depending how you serve it. —The Communal Pantry
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 28 ounces can crushed tomatoes
- 1 can black beans drained
- 1 small can green chilis
- 1 can white kidney beans drained
- ancho chili powder (or regular chili powder)
- 1 fresh jalapeno pepper or equivalent jarred (if you are not down with the heat)
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1/2 bottle of beer
- ground paprika to taste
- In a large stock pot or dutch oven heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil on high heat. Add onion and garlic. Stir until onions are translucent.
- Add turkey and sprinkle liberally with ancho chili powder. Stir and break meat apart until brown.
- Add half bottle of beer and crushed tomatoes. Bring to a rolling boil and reduce heat to low.
- Add beans, green chilis, ancho chile powder, cumin and cayenne. Cover and cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. GO WATCH THE GAME.
- MOST IMPORTANT STEP OF THE RECIPE: DRINK REMAINING HALF BOTTLE OF BEER.
- Serve with some or all of the following: rice, sour cream, green onions, cheese, tortillas, hot sauce. This can be served as an appetizer with tortilla chips.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Chili