Witches’ Chili BREW!

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Creating new ways to make good food LOOK SPOOKY for HALLOWEEN, so kids will want to eat it, can really be fun! As the days become colder…we crave CHILI.
I love to make different kinds of chili; traditional chili, white bean chili,
chicken chili, vegetarian chili, and spicy ground turkey chili.

All of these recipe suggestions taste better with creative toppings… So let your
imagination run WILD! Sour cream, diced olives, chopped onion, avocados,
and all kinds of cheese. Salty, crunchy chips, baked cheese crisps, and
tortilla strips. But using these delicious bread bowls hallowed out, and adding
LITTLE CHEESE CRITTERS,
transforms any chili recipe, into something spooky and delicious!

If you are gathering with family and friends during the next few weeks…
try to include this little bit of fun in your Halloween menu.

 

WHITCHES’ CHILI BREW

1 white onion
1 ½ lbs. ground turkey
1 tsp. coarse black pepper
1 ½ tsp. kosher salt
2 15 oz. cans tomato sauce
1  14.5 oz.“oz. can diced tomatoes”
3 1.25 oz. pkgs. chili seasoning mix
½ c. brown sugar
3 16 oz. cans kidney beans
1-2 c. water
12 bread bowls
½ c. cilantro, chopped
Little Cheese Critters

Peel and dice onion. In a large stockpot over medium heat, sauté ground turkey
with diced white onion, salt and pepper. Stir occasionally until meat is brown
and completely cooked. Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chili seasoning and
brown sugar. Drain and rinse kidney beans and add to chili. Cook until completely
heated, stirring to keep bottom from burning. Add 1 to 2 cups water,
as desired. Prepare bread bowls by slicing off tops and removing the center bread,
leaving about a ½-inch thick shell. When ready to serve, fill bread bowls with chili
and garnish with Little Cheese Critters and cilantro. Little Cheese Critters will melt
in hot chili.

little-critters-graphic

Little Cheese Critters

1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
½ c. chow mein noodles
1 tsp. garlic pepper
2 drops black paste food coloring
1 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Set aside 1 teaspoon of cream cheese to mix with black paste food coloring for
garnish. In a small mixing bowl combine cream cheese, garlic pepper, and 2
tablespoons cheddar cheese. Form small ½-inch cheese balls and
roll in remaining cheddar cheese. Place 4 noodles as spider legs on
each side of the cheese balls. Mix black paste food coloring with remaining
teaspoon of cream cheese in plastic bag and clip one corner; apply small eyes on
each cheese ball (as pictured). Cover and chill until ready to serve with WITCHES’ CHILI BREW!

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