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Dad's Chili

James' recipe for chili. In general, the philosophy is to keep adding stuff until dinner time. However, this version leaves out many of the typical stuff I use, since I'm trying to document it.

Other potential ingredients include bell peppers, molasses, tobasco sauce, salsa, minced garlic, and other types of beans. Next time?


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 15 oz can dark kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 8.75 oz can corn
  • 1 bottle beer (1/26/08: Jumping Cow Amber Ale)
  • 1.5 large white onion, diced


  1. In a large saucepan, brown the turkey and attempt to drain the fat.
  2. Add chili powder and hope it permeates the meat.
  3. Add other ingredients.
  4. Boil for a while.
  5. Serve with a little grated cheddar cheese on top.


January 26, 2008 -- It's been a long time since I made chili. I thought I'd document it so I can improve it. Since the kids are young, this will be milder than if I had free reign. Everyone liked it, though.