Recovery Day – Chili on Chilly Days

Some days we’re busier than others. Other days, we’re lazier than others. When this happens, we tend to neglect our health. We grab a sugary granola bar and call it a meal or opt for fast food.

Having leftovers in the fridge is always a good idea if you’re running short on time or too lazy to cook. However, re-heating week-old chicken day-in and day-out can get somewhat boring and we know that.

Throwing some ingredients into a slowcooker, walking away, and scooping the contents into containers a couple hours later is an easy way to solve this problem. Chili, for example, is hearty and a yummy leftover option for these colder months.

Recipe for Crock-Pot Chili* | Yields 4-5 serving

2 cups chopped bell peppers
1 cup chopped yellow onion
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 small can of chopped tomato and mild green chili
2 cans pinto beans
1lb lean ground turkey/ ground beef
½lb spicy turkey sausage
4 garlic, cloves minced
1 tsp salt
1tsp pepper
1tsp red pepper flakes
1tsp ground chili powder

  1. Chop bell peppers and onion. Place in slow cooker at the bottom of the pot.
  2. In a medium-to-high-heat pan, cook off ground turkey / ground beef until dark in color. Scrape into slow cooker.
  3. Add in beans, tomatoes, garlic, and spices. Stir until mixed thoroughly.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.
  5. Let cool. Place in a large container and reheat and eat when ready!

*recipe based off

*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!

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