Party Chili! Crockpot Tequila Lime Chili

Monday, February 3, 2014

I call this "Party Chili" because it has tequila- yes, actual tequila- in it. Even though I'm pretty sure the crockpot burns off the alcohol in the tequila, it just feels scandalous eating this chili at work every day. It's also delicious, filling, and clean (minus the tequila- but hey tequila is gluten free soo..)

Here's the recipe for the party in a crockpot, that you can take to work with you (bwahaha)

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 6 hours (in the crockpot)
Servings: 6

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey ($3.00)
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 large onion, minced ($.90)
  • 1 green pepper, diced ($.90)
  • 1 jalapeno, diced ($.80)
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste ($.90)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoon chili powder (separated)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes ($1.50)
  • 1 large can (20 oz) crushed tomatoes($1.50)
  • 1 can pinto beans ($1)
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 baby can (5 ozs) green chiles
  • 1 lime of lime juice ($.75)
In a large frying pan, saute the onions and pepper over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeno for another  2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the chicken broth and ground turkey and cook (still at medium heat) until browned.

Add in the tomato paste, half the cumin and half the chili powder to the frying pan and continue to cook over medium heat for another 5 minutes. Dump the ingredients into the crockpot. Add the diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, beans, tequila, honey, green chilis, lime juice and remaining spices. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours.

P.S: Looking for a crockpot? I bought mine for $6 at Goodwill!! True story! If you don't trust used crockpots (no judgement), Amazon has great deals- here's what I would buy if I had a budget for kitchen items:

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