Elizabeth Edelman, Co-Founder and resident culinary expert at www.DiabetesDaily.com, has offered to shar her recipe for Trick-or-Treat Chili with From Val’s Kitchen readers. After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2005, Elizabeth was faced with the need to develop an entirely new lifestyle. Disappointed with a lack of local resources, Elizabeth turned to the Internet. She started blogging about her experience and the support was so overwhelming she and her husband David created Diabetes Daily (http://www.diabetesdaily.com), a leading online support network that helps people with diabetes live a better life. Now, as the healthy eating guru at Diabetes Daily, Elizabeth puts her culinary upbringing (her parents were professional chefs) to the test creating original healthy buy delicious recipes.
My Mom and her friend came up with this recipe a few years ago and it’s been a Halloween tradition in our family ever since. The pickled peppers and Peppadews are a must in this recipe. They give the chili a really wonderful flavor that is unlike anything else. Plus, with the different colored beans and meats makes it really fun. There’s no need to binge on Halloween candy after eating this yummy chili!
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 onion, chopped
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
- 2 (14 oz) cans stewed tomatoes
- 2 cans red kidney beans (or equivalent of cooked dried kidney beans)
- 2 cans cannellini beans (or equivalent of cooked dried cannellini beans)
- 1 jar Peppadews
- 2 jars Vlasic pickled cherry peppers
- 2 tablespoons good quality chili powder
- Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 7-10 minutes. Add the ground beef, the ground pork, and the ground turkey and season to taste with the salt and pepper. Cook until all of the meat is cooked through.
Add the crushed tomatoes, the stewed tomatoes, the kidney beans, the cannellini beans, the Peppadews with their juices, the cherry peppers only adding the juice of one of the jars), the chili powder, and the crushed red pepper if using. Bring to a boil and lower the heat and simmer, cooking for about an hour or so, tasting for seasonings after about 30 minutes.