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“Super Bowl” of Chili- Beef, Turkey and Vegetarian Recipes

on January 29, 2015

Super Bowl time in Chicago is synonymous with cold weather and heartier meals.  If hosting a party at your place, here are a few versions of a hearty and healthy classic chili recipe that you can make ahead and keep warm until kickoff.  The use of an all-natural slow cooker sauce made entirely of vegetables and seasonings speeds up prep time considerably. Using lean ground beef, turkey or all vegetables ensures a low-fat delicious meal! Take an extra 25% off Jesben Slow Cooker Sauces at Abe’s Market with code SNOWDAY until 2/1!

Super Bowl of Chili, Three Ways!–Beef, Turkey and Veggie


SLOW COOKER SUPER BOWL OF BEEF CHILI
Ingredients
1-2 lbs lean (90%) ground beef
1 jar (24 oz) Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce
1 can (approx. 15 oz) red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can (approx. 15 oz) pinto beans (rinsed and drained)
3 T chili powder
1 T ground cumin

Instructions
1.  Place meat in slow cooker.

2.  Add beans.

3.  Sprinkle spices over beef and beans.

4.  Pour entire jar of Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce on top of meat, beans and spices.

5.  Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours or until meat is fully cooked.

6.  With large spoon thoroughly stir cooked chili, breaking up ground beef into chunks and then into smaller pieces with back of spoon.

Serve in bowls and enjoy!
Makes 8-10 servings

SLOW COOKER TURKEY CHILI
Ingredients
1-2 lbs ground turkey
1 jar (24 oz) Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce
1 can (approx. 15 oz) black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can (approx. 15 oz) yellow corn kernels (rinsed and drained)
3 T chili powder
1 T ground cumin

Instructions
1.  Place turkey in slow cooker.

2.  Add beans.

3.  Sprinkle spices over turkey and beans.

4.  Pour entire jar of Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce on top of turkey, beans and spices.

5.  Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours or until meat is fully cooked.

6.  With large spoon thoroughly stir cooked chili, breaking up ground turkey into chunks, and then into smaller pieces with back of spoon.

Serve in bowls and enjoy!
Makes 8-10 servings

SLOW COOKER VEGETARIAN CHILI (My favorite!)
Ingredients
1 lb chopped portobello mushrooms
1 lb diced extra firm tofu
1 jar (24 oz) Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce
1 can (approx. 15 oz) cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can (approx. 15 oz) dark red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
3 T chili powder
1 T ground cumin

Instructions
1.  Place mushrooms and tofu in slow cooker.

2.  Add beans.

3.  Sprinkle spices over veggies and beans.

4.  Pour entire jar of Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce on top of vegetables, beans and spices.

5.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

6.  Stir thoroughly and keep warm in slow cooker until ready to eat.

Serve in bowls and enjoy!
Makes 8-10 servings

Note: If you prefer less heat or will be serving this to the little ones, chili powder can be reduced in any of these recipes by 1 tablespoon. On the other hand, if you like your chili hot, add a dash of hot sauce or cayenne pepper to taste. Also, feel free to get creative with your ingredients!  I like to add squash or pumpkin puree to the chili once it has been in the slow cooker for about an hour.  I have also added cocoa powder to give the chili a deeper taste.

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