~ The Secret Recipe Club ~
Simple Chilli (Chili)
from Food Babbles
It’s that time of the month again, time to reveal my Secret Recipe blog, and this month I was lucky enough to be given a new blog that I have never heard of until now called Food Babbles! I love what Food Babbles has to say about herself, and to introduce her to you, I am copying what she says about herself bellow:
I’m just a girl with a passion for good food. Especially the sweet side of life. I love to eat it, make it, read about it… if it has to do with food, it’s for me. I’d like to share my food, writing and photos with you. Sometimes they come out great. Other times, well… there are some mishaps but I’ll share those with you too. I’m only human! Either way, I enjoy it and hope you will too! So here are sugary, sweet culinary delights from my talented yet dangerously klutzy hands so obviously not bred to work with sharp knives and hot ovens.
There were lots of recipes I could have picked to make from Food Babbles lovely blog……and I loved the look of several baked goodies, but I am trying to be good and keep the cakes and bakes to a minimum right now……so, I thought that a great dish to make, given all the cold and unseasonal weather we have been having, was a comforting and SIMPLE Chilli (Chili). And, luckily there was a great recipe on her blog……and it’s called Simple Chilli too……I liked the fact that the meat used in this recipe is turkey mince, again, it keeps the calories down and is healthy and low in fat; the spices and seasonings looked spot on, I remember adding oregano to a chilli recipe when I lived in the States, so this recipe was made and devoured one cold April evening, although I did manage to nip out and take a photo whilst the sun was out, briefly!
This is what Food Babbles has to say about her Chilli:
With the cooler weather, comes the crock pot!! I love my crock pot. On those days when you just don’t really feel like cooking, it’s nice to be able to throw together some tasty ingredients and still make a delicious dinner when you don’t quite have the time. Yesterday was one of those days… I had a ton of running around to do all afternoon and returned home right at dinner time. So last night it was wonderful to walk into my house and be welcomed by the savory smell of chili! I was quite surprised that it was all there undisturbed after I left my precious chili alone with my husband for several hours. This chili is great because it’s just a simple chili. It can be put together in about 10 minutes… then put that top on the crock pot and viola! Dinner in 8 hours with only barely lifting a finger. Last night I used ground turkey for a healthier spin but you can use ground beef. If you have more time, you can add more vegetables or any other ingredients you may like in your chili. This is a complete chili that’s versatile enough to add your own touches so give it a try!
You can find her recipe here: Simple Chili it is a GREAT recipe and I LOVE the spice mixture of paprika, oregano, chilli powder, ground cumin and cayenne pepper; the minced turkey makes this chilli lighter than the usual beef version and I loved the sour cream and cheese topping……Food Babbles served her chilli with baguette, (see her photo below) and next time I’ll serve mine with a few slices of crusty bread I think……for dunking and bowl wiping!
Once again, The Secret Recipe Club has introduced me to a new blog and a new blogging friend……and, if you fancy making muffins, Food Babbles has some GREAT muffin recipes that she makes and shares every Monday, that you can find her recipes here: Muffins. And, if the weather continues to be cold and wet, grab her recipe and make yourself a pot of steaming hot Chilli, great comfort food! That’s it for today, I will be back later with an AMAZING Giveaway and a Berry Beautiful British Berries Fruity Event……see you later, Karen.
I served my chilli with some Spicy Baked Chips, recipe to follow soon…..