Magpie’s Kitchen Sink Chili

This is one of my favorite meals, ever.  I love a good chili and the chili that I love the most, is Tim Horton’s chili. I would really love to be able to perfect their chili, but the closest I have come is this recipe.

I inspected the chili at Timmy’s one day, and saw chunks of every imaginable vegetable possible in there. And perhaps some objects that were not readily identifiable as well.

So I copied the concept and put in everything but the kitchen sink.

Ingredients Needed:

one can of kidney beans
one can of black beans
one can of crushed tomatoes
1/2 red pepper
1/2 yellow pepper
1/2 orange pepper
1/2 green pepper
1-2 cups of mushrooms
1/2 white onion diced
2 carrots
2 celery
3 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup of ketchup

ground beef or turkey

Cook in the oven at 300 for 2-3 hours or for 5-6 hours in the crock pot on high

Dice up all your veggies.

Combine the can of crushed tomatoes, and the two cans of rinsed beans into the crock pot, mix in the brown sugar, chili powder and ketchup.

Then add those fabulous veggies on top.

Fry up 1 1/2 lbs or so of ground beef/turkey. You cannot tell the difference between the two, and I prefer the turkey.

If you want a vegetarian version, add another can of black beans instead. Or, be bold and try some other kind of beans.

Mix.

Add in the mushrooms and garlic if you haven’t already. Time to let it simmer, I don’t add water to the chili because the vegetables and mushrooms release out SO much liquid that you don’t need it. If you feel by the end that you do need water, go ahead and add some.

Pray.

Pray that some magic cleaning fairy is going to come and clean this mess. I am such a kitchen disaster.

Now when things are nice and soft, take about 1 – 1 1/2 cups of the chili, and puree it. This gives it a thicker, tastier base to it, more like the Tim’s chili. Add it back in, and continue to cook it for another 30 minutes or so. See the liquid? All from the canned tomatoes and the veggies in the pot.

Serve with shredded cheese on top and enjoy!

 

 

Magpie’s Kitchen Sink Chili
The best and healthiest chili around.
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Recipe type: main course,beef,turkey
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • one can of kidney beans
  • one can of black beans
  • one can of crushed tomatoes
  • ½ red pepper
  • ½ yellow pepper
  • ½ orange pepper
  • ½ green pepper
  • 1-2 cups of mushrooms
  • ½ white onion diced
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup of ketchup
  • ground beef or turkey
Instructions
  1. Cook in the oven at 300 for 2-3 hours or for 5-6 hours in the crock pot on high
  2. Dice up all your veggies.
  3. Combine the can of crushed tomatoes, and the two cans of rinsed beans into the crock pot, mix in the brown sugar, chili powder and ketchup.
  4. Then add those fabulous veggies on top.
  5. Fry up 1½ lbs or so of ground beef/turkey. You cannot tell the difference between the two, and I prefer the turkey.
  6. If you want a vegetarian version, add another can of black beans instead. Or, be bold and try some other kind of beans.
  7. Mix.
  8. Add in the mushrooms and garlic if you haven’t already. Time to let it simmer, I don’t add water to the chili because the vegetables and mushrooms release out SO much liquid that you don’t need it. If you feel by the end that you do need water, go ahead and add some.
  9. Now when things are nice and soft, take about 1 – 1½ cups of the chili, and puree it. This gives it a thicker, tastier base to it, more like the Tim’s chili. Add it back in, and continue to cook it for another 30 minutes or so.
  10. Serve with shredded cheese on top and enjoy!

 

7 comments
Hilda
Hilda

My fridge and pantry are completely empty right now but I'm gonna go with your whole kitchen sink theme here and just fill up the crock pot with what I can find and hope it comes out remotely chilli-ish. Totally trying the pureeing thing, sounds so good!

Aditya1707
Aditya1707

This looks delicious!  I love cooking things in a crockpot.  It's really a magicpot!  I'd go for turkey too.

crissie
crissie

Love the idea of pureeing. So great! Can't wait to try. Mine is always too runny.

Em
Em

This looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it myself.

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@crissie Pureeing is the single best thing I've ever discovered when it comes to soup and chilis. WHAT a fabulous difference it makes!

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@Em It's good, healthy and yummy! Hope you liked it!

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