Versatile Chili

I have a major issue. I am highly allergic to bell peppers. They instantly make me throw up. I mean, it could be worse, I don’t go into anaphalaytic shock or anything.. I just get sick.

What stinks about such an allergy is that I need to watch ingredients. I read labels. When we go out to eat, I need to ask the server if the food I want has bell peppers in it (if it’s something that might have some like spinach dip, or crab bisque). Generally, I can not eat chili out unless it’s the all meat kind that is more of a sauce that us North Carolinians smother our pink hot dogs in (which also has chopped onions and mustard on it).

That’s how we get here. I need to make my own chili. Now that I got 3 smallish kids, I also gotta watch the spice content. So, here is my family-friendly, no pepper, loaded with beans, healthy chili. Wow, that makes it sound liek it would taste terrible but i assure you, It’s AMAZING!


2 lbs ground turkey
28 oz can crushed tomatoes
3-14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1T cumin
1/2t sugar
1t paprika (smoked)
1t oregano
2 t garlic powder
6-oz can tomato paste

(1) Brown the ground turkey & drain.
(2) Add turkey and all all ingredients into a slow cooker.
(3) Stir.
(4) Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
(5) Serve as-is or over a bed of white rice. Can be topped with shredded cheddar cheese and/or sour cream.Image

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