I think my chili quest might be over! I used about 1.5 lbs. ground beef and 1 lb. ground turkey. I opted for mild salsa because my two year old is in a stage where he thinks even cookies are "spicy" for some weird reason, but added a few liberal splashes of Texas Pete to my bowl before eating. I added some additional garlic powder, chili powder, etc., as the one spice packet didn't quite give it enough kick (but I used extra meat). I also didn't know whether or not to drain the beans, as it doesn't say in the directions. I did NOT drain them, but next time I will. This is a versatile chili, and I can envision adding lots of extra veggies, lentils, grains, or other meat "stretchers" which would take this meal even farther. I thought salsa in chili sounded so weird, but I'm glad I tried it! As it was cooking, I didn't think it was all that spectacular, but after about an hour of simmering (and the extra spices), this really came together. Everyone gobbled it down. We served it with a choice of tortilla chips, cornbread, saltine crackers, sharp cheddar, and sour cream. Soooo yummy I can't wait to get hungry again! :) My only changes next time would be to use my own spice blend, as I try to stay away from the packet version of things like that (but in a pinch, it was still good!)
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I think my chili quest might be over! I used about 1.5 lbs. ground beef and 1 lb. ground...