Delicious Turkey Chili with Wisconsin Farmer’s Cheese. Rich, meaty and bursting with flavor. One of my go-to dinners that the entire family loves!
The other day, we went to my friend, Rina’s surprise birthday party. She was totally surprised so everything went great. Usually when we get together, my girls are the only kids but there were a few other kids that day so my kids got to make some new friends and were playing with the other girls within minutes.
The kids had a few balls and were sitting in the grass in a circle, tossing the balls to each other. I looked over and smiled. . not only because they were getting along great but because they were playing. Outside. In the fresh air. In the grass. Without any iPads or devices around. And on Monday, my kids were outside for a couple of hours exploring and catching lady bugs in a mason jar. . with no lid of course, and feeding the lady bugs cilantro.
This is what it should be about.
Now, don’t get me wrong, the iPad time will most definitely come and it does help out from time to time. And there are tons of educational apps out there now. . so your kid isn’t just glued to the iPad watching a show or something.
But this is my hope for them for this summer. That they explore. Get outside, get dirty and just enjoy being kids.
And now that we live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin, we’re in the perfect place to go . . . CAMPING!! Yup, we’re planning a camping trip! I might be more excited about planning the menu more than pitching a tent, but it’s all good right?
You guys. . this chili. This CHILI!!! I like to go a little heavy on the chili powder and spices and although, my kids need a big glass of water, they eat it too. As long as it’s packed with ground beef or ground turkey, they eat it. I don’t know what it is about the meatiness but they eat all the meat first.
This chili is super easy to make and re-heats well.
Now, this chili wouldn’t be fabulous without something buttery and creamy to go on top. And this Wisconsin Farmer’s Cheese does it!
You guys. This cheese. A-ma-zing!! So good, so creamy, so dreamy and absolutely perfect with this chili! Wisconsin Farmer’s cheese has a similar taste and texture to Havarti cheese, which I LOVE. Pile it on and enjoy!! You guys seriously need to find this cheese and try it!
Click over to read my post and find out what we have planned for the summer and which Dutch oven I love for camping!!
Turkey Chili with Wisconsin Farmer's Cheese
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 2 to 3 carrots; peeled and chopped
- ½ red bell pepper diced
- ½ yellow or orange bell pepper diced
- 2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes; optional
- ½ to 1 lb. ground turkey
- 2 cans 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 1 can 15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can 15 ounces kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can 15 ounces garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup water
- 5 to 8 oz. Wisconsin Farmer’s Cheese shredded
- fresh green onions diced for garnish
- In Dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to soften, about 4 minutes.
- Add carrots, bell peppers, chili powder, cumin and red pepper flakes, if using. Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies begin to get tender, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add the ground turkey and mix and let cook until cooked completely.
- Add crushed tomatoes, beans and water. Let simmer until slightly thickened, for at least 30 to 35 minutes. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
- Remove from heat. Serve with shredded Wisconsin farmer’s cheese and diced green onions.
- If packing for a camping trip, remove from stove, cool completely and pack in airtight container. When ready to reheat, pour turkey chili into cast iron skillet or Dutch oven. Heat over fire (or use a mini burner or portable butane stove) until heated through. Top with shredded Wisconsin farmer’s cheese and diced green onions.
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