The reason this super hearty chili has Sunday in its name is because it uses a mix of 13 different dry beans that need to be soaked overnight (Saturday night in my case).
The beans and the chili itself simmer for a few hours, hence why Sunday is a great day to make this huge pot of yumminess!
This recipe freezes well and unless you want to eat chili 7 days in a row, I would most definitely put some in the freezer for a rainy day 🙂
I was inspired by the recipe on the back of Bob’s Red Mill 13 Bean Soup Mix and added a bunch of other ingredients and spices and ran with it. The result was fantastic! This recipe would be equally as fantastic if you cut out the lean ground turkey and made a vegan version!
I love Bob’s Red Mill and have used tons of their other products and have never been disappointed.
This was a great base for the chili with a mix of navy, black, red, pinto, baby limas, large limas, garbanzo, great northern and kidney beans, black-eyed peas, yellow split peas, green split peas, and lentils.
1 822g Package of Bob’s Red Mill 13 Bean Soup Mix, soaked in water overnight
1 Package extra lean ground turkey
1 c pasta or tomato sauce
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
2 jalapeños, chopped (one seeded, one with seeds)
2 bell peppers, chopped
5 spinach ice cubes (or a few large handfuls fresh)
1 c chopped kale
1/2 bunch asparagus spears, chopped
3 vine tomatoes, largely chopped
Spice Mix (combine all in a small bowl)
3 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp sea salt, pepper to taste
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
STEP BY STEP:
SOAK BEAN MIX OVERNIGHT IN WATER.
THE FOLLOWING MORNING, RINSE, DRAIN, AND TRANSFER TO A LARGE POT. COVER WITH WATER.
BRING TO A BOIL. REDUCE HEAT TO LOW. ALLOW TO SIMMER FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR, COVERED.
WHILE THE BEANS ARE SIMMERING, I SUGGEST PREPPING ALL YOUR VEGGIES AND SPICES.
AFTER ABOUT 40 MINUTES, YOU WILL WANT TO START COOKING THE TURKEY MIXTURE.
SAUTEE ONION AND GARLIC FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES IN A SAUCEPAN.
ADD LEAN GROUND TURKEY AND SAUTEE UNTIL COOKED THROUGH.
ADD PASTA SAUCE, SPICES, AND ALL OTHER VEGGIES. COMBINE WELL AND SIMMER FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES.
ADD TURKEY AND VEGGIE MIXTURE TO BEANS AND COMBINE WELL. SIMMER FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND YOU ARE DONE!
GARNISH WITH WHATEVER YOU PLEASE.
I USED A LITTLE BIT OF SPRING ONION AND CILANTRO. SERVE WITH CRACKERS. (I USED MARY’S GLUTEN FREE)
I know this recipe seems a little bit complicated because there are so many ingredients. But it is worth it! And just remember you will have a freezer meal ready to go!
I hope you enjoy this hearty Sunday meal 🙂 We did!