As we were watching the Super Bowl last night, I found myself wanting chili. Sure I had plenty of delicious food right in front of my face, but I couldn’t get chili out of my head!
Today I figured I’d make chili for dinner, only when I opened the pantry, I noticed that the only canned beans we had were chickpeas! Not exactly a chili staple…
Still, I didn’t let that deter me and set out to make some kind of a make-shift chili using ingredients we had on hand.
Into the crock pot went:
- 1 can no salt added diced tomatoes (undrained)
- 1.5 cups chickpeas
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 3/4 onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
- 1 packet McCormick original chili seasoning mix
After chillin’ in the crock pot on high for about 4.5 hours, my “chili” was ready!
When I scooped out my bowl of chili, I drained off some of the access liquid, so it was more like a ground turkey scramble.
It definitely didn’t look like typical chili, full of beans and beef like my favorite black bean chili, but it was quite delicious, especially after I topped it with copious amounts of shredded cheese.
Would you like some chili with that cheese?
Both Ryan and I liked it a lot and commented on how the chickpeas actually were a nice addition. Who knew?
Time to entertain Sadie for a bit before settling down to watch The Bachelor!