The weather is turning colder and now I’m starting to crave chili. I whipped up a batch Monday night and I thought I would share my recipe with you.

2 29 ounce cans of tomato sauce

20 ounce package of ground turkey (I don’t eat beef – I’m not a hippie just a girl with high cholesterol)

15 ounce can of black beans; rinsed and drained

15 ounce can of diced tomatoes with jalapeno and onion (with the liquid!)

1 package of frozen corn; thawed and drained

1 package of taco seasoning mix

Cayenne pepper


Onion powder

Black pepper

Chili Powder



Brown ground turkey until thoroughly cooked and crumbled. Add ¾ cup of water and package of taco seasoning mix. Stir until thickened. Set aside. In a large stock pot, add tomato sauce, tomatoes, black beans and corn. Stir. Fold in ground turkey mixture. Add cayenne, paprika, onion powder, black pepper, chili powder, cilantro and cumin to taste.

Remember to start off slow when adding spices. You can always go back and add more. Just keep simmering and stirring until you’re ready to eat. The longer you simmer, the more the flavors marry.

This tastes really good when sprinkled with cheese and scooped up with blue corn chips.