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Chili with Potato Dumplings


INGREDIENTS
  1. 1 pound ground beef
  2. 1 pound ground turkey
  3. 1/2 cup chopped onion
  4. 1 can (16-ounce) kidney beans
  5. 1 can (16 ounce) hot chili beans
  6. 4 teaspoons chili powder
  7. 1 teaspoon paprika
  8. 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  9. 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  10. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  11. 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  12. 3 cups V-8 juice
INGREDIENTS: Dumplings
  1. 1 cup mashed potatoes (instant works well)
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  4. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 cup milk
  7. 1 egg, beaten
DIRECTIONS
  1. Use a large pot - approximately 6-quart size. Brown the beef, turkey and onion together.
  2. Add beans (with juice), seasonings and V-8 juice, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and low simmer for about an hour.
  3. Combine the potato flakes, flour, parsley, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk and egg just until moistened.
  4. Let rest for about 3 minutes. Drop by large spoonfuls onto simmering chili. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. (Do NOT remove cover during the 15 minutes.)

Chili Trivia:


  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases

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