Cooking, Turkey

Hot Peppers and Chili

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Last Friday my dear co-worker brought me a bag of random peppers from her garden. In this assorted bag were a two habaneros, two long green peppers, two light green short peppers and two short red peppers. I have no idea what any (except the habaneros) are.

What to do with all these unknown peppers?

Why make chili of course.

If it had been up to me I would have put one of each of the peppers in the chili, but Alex was in charge. He decided to put both habaneros and one of the long green peppers.

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Here is today’s Chili Recipe


  • 1 pound of lean ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 habaneros, diced
  • 1 long green peppers, diced
  • 1 – 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Brown turkey meat in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Put it slow cooker
  • Heat vegetable oil in skillet
  • Sautee onions and garlic until translucent
  • Add to slow cooker
  • Sautee bell peppers and hot peppers for 5 minutes
  • Add to slow cooker
  • Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes to slow cooker
  • Drain and rinse beans
  • Add beans to slow cooker
  • Add spices to slow cooker
  • Mix all together.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours
These are the peppers I have left.
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And a couple more that my co-worker brought for me today. They are called chocolate peppers.
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Needless to say there will be more chili in my very near future.

Any other ideas for my peppers would be appreciated.

Happy Tuesday.


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