RECIPE ALERT: IT IS ALWAYS CHILI SEASON!


Hopefully by now you have read all about the Cooking Game Changer, and you have your crockpot and you are ready to rock out some awesome recipes with minimal time! Following are three delicious recipes, perfect for these winter months. Everyone loves a good bowl of chili, and these recipes are not your ordinary chili. It is always good to switch things up. Give them a try and enjoy all of the time and money you are saving!

 

CHICKEN QUINOA CHILI:

This is a must try! Loaded with protein, this recipe will leave you satisfied! I highly suggest putting avocado slices on top. It is the perfect topping for this delicious bowl of goodness! Add cheese on top too if you desire! 

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz cooked chicken

  • ¼ cup uncooked quinoa

  • 1 can black beans

  • 3 small/medium sweet potatoes (cubed)

  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes

  • 3 cups kale

  • 1 tbsp chili powder

  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 tbsp sea salt

  • 1 tbsp black pepper

  • 3 cups water

  • avocado for garnishing

Instructions:

  1. Cook the quinoa in a pan and fill with 1 cup of water. Cook the quinoa for about 10 to 1 minutes, or until the water is absorbed.

  2. Chop all of the veggies in to as small or as big of pieces as you desire! 

  3. Drain the black beans using a strainer.

  4. Slice chicken (raw) and place in the bottom of the crockpot 

  5. Add all of the veggies, sweet potatoes, black beans, chicken, spices, and quinoa into a crockpot, ADD 3 CUPS OF WATER, and cook on high for 1.5 to 2 hours.

  6. Garnish with avocado and ENJOY!

 

TURKEY TACO CHILI

Who doesn’t love tacos?! This crockpot chili recipe is a game changer for taco lovers. Try the final product on a bed of lettuce, or if you are wanting traditional tacos then stuff this delicious meal into a shell or tortilla! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 can black beans

  • 1 can kidney beans

  • 1 can corn

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup diced tomatoes

  • 1 package taco season

  • 1 head romaine lettuce 

  • 1 cup water

Toppings (optional):

  • shredded cheddar cheese

  • sliced avocado

  • sour cream

  • salsa

Instructions:

  1. Place ground turkey (raw) in crockpot and use a spatula to break it up

  2. Add corn, beans, tomatoes, onions, seasoning, and water

  3. Stir well!

  4. Cook and cover on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 or 4 hours

  5. Serve meal on a bed of lettuce (or in taco shells!!!)

  6. Top with your desired toppings and enjoy!  

 

PUMPKIN CHILI

Yes, I am well aware it is not “pumpkin season” but this recipe is too great to not enjoy year-round! This chili is a perfect mix of spicy and sweet. Enjoy it on a Sunday or double the recipe and enjoy it all week!  

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 pounds ground beef

  • 1 can pumpkin puree

  • 1 can diced tomatoes

  • 1 can black beans

  • ½ can tomato paste 

  • 1 large chopped yellow onion

  • 1 medium chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth

  • 3 tbsp minced garlic

  • 2 tbs chili powder

  • 1 tbsp cumin

  • 2 tsp oregano

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Place ground beef in crockpot and use a spatula to break it up

  2. Drain black beans using a strainer

  3. Add all of the ingredients to the crockpot and stir well!

  4. Cook and cover on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 or 4 hours

  5. Top with your desired toppings (avocado is a great option) and enjoy! 

Enjoy some chili and share these recipes with your friends and family!