‘Skyline chili’ was made famous in Cincinnati, Ohio and signifies the chili is served over a pasta and topped with cheese. It results in an even heartier version that will feed a huge family with just one pot. Too keep it healthy we’ve replaced the ground beef with ground turkey and added zucchini. It tastes so good, you won’t even know it’s better for you!
*** 8/11/22 update- This week you will be using ground pork vs. ground turkey! We tried it in our test kitchen and it was delicious!
1 yellow or sweet onion
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 bell pepper
1 large or 2 smaller zucchini
1 pound of ground turkey or ground beef
1 small can of tomato paste (optional- gives a redder base)
1 can diced tomatoes
2-3 cans of assorted beans (chili beans, kidney beans, black beans, white beans, etc)
Chili seasoning (use a packet or make your own with garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper)
Spaghetti pasta for base
Start by chopping up all your veggies. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add a couple turns of olive oil and sauté your veggies, starting with the onion. Cook and stir for a couple minutes, then add your bell pepper, followed by the garlic. After veggies are softened, add your ground meat. Cook until browned. Then add your seasoning. Chili likes LOTS of spices and seasoning! After incorporating your seasoning, add your tomato paste, diced tomatoes, both cans of beans and zucchini. Taste and adjust with more salt and pepper as needed. Turn on low and let simmer for 30 minutes-1 hour at least. While that’s cooking, prepare your noodles. Serve chili over noodles and top with cheese, sour cream or your favorite toppings!
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