Turkey Chili

November 8, 2011 — Leave a comment

I was in and out of Fred Meyers in about 3 minutes. I have a circuit that I could walk in my sleep. I have done this same routine for years every Monday. I don’t know how long exactly I have been eating turkey chili on Mondays – but it’s been years now.

It’s a tradition that I very much enjoy.

It is so simple that even I can cook it. It’s very inexpensive. Whatever is leftover can sit in the fridge for days and somehow it even tastes better the second time around.

One of my best friends introduced me to this chili recipe years ago. This is the same friend that introduced me to my wife. I need to send him a check. I wonder what else he can introduce me to? Maybe I should call him.

I think it’s the little things in life that are the most enjoyable.

I think the rhythm of a routine is therapeutic.

Turkey Chili


1 lb of ground Turkey (I prefer the 99% fat free).

1 packet of French’s Chili-O (you must only use Chili-O).

1 15 oz can of Sweet Golden Corn (I prefer no salt added).

1 15 oz can of Tomato Sauce (I prefer no salt added).

1 15 oz can of Black Beans.

Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (this to me is a must).

Original Fritos.


1. Open the cans. Drain the corn. Wash the beans.

2. Brown the Turkey and add Chili-O.

3. Stir in the Tomato Sauce.

4. Add the Corn and Black Beans.