Nutrient dense California Style chili that I guarantee even kids will like!
Can you believe Tom Brady is off to another Super Bowl? After a day full of football this past Sunday along with the cold rainy weather here in the Bay Area, I started thinking back to a year ago and remembered this game-day recipe that I've added recently to my repertoire of family friendly meals that all three of my kids will eat.
While this years Super Bowl will look different in so many ways, I hope to embrace the day with some game-day themed food and activities for the kids while we watch one of my favorite athletes try to win number #7!
This simple game day crockpot chili (while not exactly traditional) is delicious, requires minimal prep time, and packs a big punch in the vegetable department. Originally derived from this Paleo Newbie recipe, there are no beans which makes it paleo friendly, and I've added my own adjustments based on my kids preferences including adding green beans (for a twist on chili) and removing some of the spicy kick that the original calls for. I remove the cayenne pepper all together, and reduce the amount of chili powder, but if you are a family that likes the spice by all means add it back in. And if you prefer a vegetarian version just remove the ground turkey and go meatless.
I hope you like it as much as we do!
California Style Game Day Chili
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 lbs of turkey 1 onion, diced
4-6 cloves of garlic, minced
1 red and 1 green bell pepper, both diced
1 cup of carrots, finely diced
1 cup of celery, finely diced
1 package of frozen green beans
1 28 oz can of crushed or stewed tomatoes
1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can of tomato sauce
2 Tbsp of chili powder (adjust as needed)
1 Tbsp of oregano
1 Tbsp of basil
2 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp pepper (adjust as needed)
1 tsp onion powder
1-2 cups Shredded cheese
2-3 Green onions, chopped
Saute onions and garlic together in the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Add in ground turkey to the saucepan until browned.
Transfer the browned meat + onions/garlic to your crockpot
Add in all the chopped/diced vegetables and spices to the crockpot
Stir together all ingredients
Set crockpot temp to low, cover and slow cook for approx. 6 hours.
Spoon into individual bowls and add garnish
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