Beer Chili

Still, on the note of budget meals...nothing beats a pot of chili!

The great thing about chili is you can use the leftovers for meals the next day. Double up this recipe to plan for that.

Here are some ideas: I like to make Chili burritos the next day. Warm up your chili, pour into a tortillas, add cheese, and sour have another meal.

Also, one of my favorites, is throw a couple of potatoes in the microwave, take them out, top them with chili, cheese and sour cream. Yum!

Chili is not just for the wintertime. It is a meal anytime. Healthy, inexpensive, quick and easy! This meal feeds the entire family,with leftovers, for the cost of one meal at McDonald's.

Servings: 6 Cost: $6.25

1 lb Ground Turkey
1 30-oz Can of Chili Beans - Low Sodium if available

1 15oz can of Dark Red Large Kidney Beans - Drained
1 30-oz Can of Diced Tomatoes

1 Small onion-optional
1 Cup of water or 1 Beer
2 Tbsp of Chili powder
1 tsp of Oregano
1 Tbsp of Ground Cumin
1 Tbsp of Garlic powder of chopped garlic
1 tsp of Salt
1/2 tsp of Black Pepper
1/2 tsp of Red Pepper flakes-optional

  • Dice your onion
  • In a skillet brown your turkey and onion
  • Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil
  • Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes
*You can make this in a crockpot. If you use ground turkey or chicken, no need to cook the meat. Just put all ingredients into crockpot and cook on low 6hrs or high for 4 hrs. It will be ready when you are.
*Also, you can add macaroni to this, or serve it over brown rice.


  1. Morgan, your chili is absolutely wonderful. Thank you! TJ


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