Recipe: Four Alarm Green Pepper Chili

Ingredients & Preparation
  • 2.25 lbs. ground beef or turkey meat
  • 2 poblano peppers (seeded, chopped)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (seeded, chopped)
  • 2 green chili peppers (seeded, chopped)
  • 2 tsp garlic (minced or pressed with a garlic press)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes 14.5 oz. (do not drain)
  • 1 lb. black beans or red kidney beans (soaked overnight in salt water)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil (vegetable, canola, safflower)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 splashes of your favorite hot sauce
Chili Seasoning Mix from Scratch
Note: 2 packets of any pre-mix chili seasoning if preferred
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
Cooking Instructions
  • Brown the turkey meat in a skillet, strain and set aside.
  • In a large dutch oven style pot, add 2 tbsp of cooking oil on low heat.
  • Once oil is hot, add onion, garlic, and minced chili peppers cook until the onions turn translucent.
  • Next puree all the peppers (poblano peppers, jalapeno peppers, and green chili peppers) together in a food processor, cover and continue to cook on low heat, covered. Then add the beans and diced tomatoes, continue cooking for roughly 8 mins covered.
  • Next add meat (turkey or beef) and start folding in the seasoning mix + 2 cups of water till mix is completely blended into the ingredients and simmer a bit longer.
  • Add a splash of hot sauce (more if desired), and cilantro leaves. Simmer on lowest possible heat for 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot in a cup or a bowl and topped with shredded cheddar cheese.
    *Sour Cream (optional)
    *Saltine Crackers (optional)

    Makes 6-8 servings
Finished product should be thick and chunky

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