Chili For Chilly Weather

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 8 chopped garlic cloves
  • 6 oz spicy Italian chicken sausage
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 jalapeno pepper minced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/4 cup Merlot
  • 2, 28 oz cans whole fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2, 15 oz cans kidney beans, drained

Directions:
1) Remove sausage from casing and cut into bite size pieces. Chop the onion, green pepper, garlic cloves and jalapeno. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add all the above prepared ingredients for a few minutes, then add the ground turkey. Cook until browned.

2) Add the chili powder, cumin, tomato paste, oregano, black pepper, and bay leaves, stirring constantly for a few moments. Then stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans. Bring to a boil.

3) Then stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring every so often.

4) Uncover and cook for 30 minutes.

5) If you choose before serving sprinkle some sharp cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Stay warm!

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