I love Autumn. The nature at its best. I remember reading in one of blogs that “Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower” and I truly believe it is . It has been three long years since I have seen the fall colors. I live in Florida where leaves don't change colors. The pictures above are from personal collection taken 4 years ago. It was beginning of fall and colors had just begun change. Didn't want to steal pictures from other sites.
As I have said before I love making OPM(Oh Oh I meant One Pot Meals). The cool temperatures always make crave soups , stews and chilis (the mother of all OPM's). My love for chili began when I sampled a cactus chili on Cowboy festival in Stockyards ,Fort Worth Texas eight years ago. Chili being served by a Cowboy on a chuck wagon added more spice to it.
On Halloween night my neighbor LJO gave me some South Western chili to taste. They tasted so good that I had to make more. So on Sunday I made big pot of chili.Chili is a spicy stew with basic ingredients beef, beans , tomatoes. It is believed to have its origins in Mexico. There are various variation of chili most recognised being Texas chili, Cincinati chili , vegeterian chili .
I modified the recipe given by LJO by
1. Substituting ground turkey instead of beef.
2.Adding fresh garlic instead of Garlic powder
3.Adding red kidney beans instead of the black bean .
4. Added Frozen corn in place of canned corn
1 Can of Black beans or red kidney beans
1 can of rotel tomatoes
1 can of corn
1 lb ground turkey
1 packet taco seasoning mixed in 1/2 cup of water
1 tsp of Garlic powder or 2 medium cloves of garlic chopped.
1 small onion diced.
1 tsp of Tabasco or chili sauce.
Fat free sour cream, Cheese, green onions, Tortilla chips.
Combine all ingredients in a large pot and let it simmer for one hour to one and half hours. Garnish it with sour cream., grated cheeses and green onions. Serve with side of cornbread .
Other OPM in my blog
This is my event entry to Blog or Bust event . My comfy chili will warm up any cold day.