Thursday, January 6, 2011

Let's Make Chili! - Dinner


Tonight we are having a simple, inexpensive and delicious meal of chili! Chili in the Kiefer Kitchen (and probably any kitchen really!) is unique because it is never the same twice. I don't think anything will top a chili Matt made last winter, the first batch when he decided to throw some cinnamon into the mix!

Well, tonight I am experimenting with the addition of some other ingredients/spices so we will see how this goes!!


Here's the ingredient list for tonight:
1-large can crushed tomatoes
1-regular sized can each: black beans, Great Northern beans, and red beans
1- small can tomato paste (plus 1/2 can water for good measure)
1-package (1.25 pounds) ground turkey
1.5 cups elbow macaroni, cooked
Spices:
2-3 Tablespoons Penzey's Chili Powder, regular
1 teaspoon Penzey's cinnamon, Korintje Cassia variety
7-8 shakes/drops of Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 shake Penzey's cayenne pepper
2-3 shakes Penzey's Galena Street Rib & Chicken Rub
1 Tablespoon Omanhene Natural Cocoa Powder (unsweetened for baking; Sidenote: I was never picky about cocoa powder, but I really like the ideals of this company. We've used them at Anodyne since the Bay View shop opened, and the baking cocoa is delicious!)



The sauce has an interesting flavor, kind of a bit sweet with a touch of smokiness and a nice end spice thanks to the cayenne and hot sauce. I will have to wait for Matt's reaction! I am sure it won't be spicy enough for him, but he can add more hot sauce to his bowl!!

What are your favorite chili makins?? Post in the comments!

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