Chili is one of my favorite meals to make, not just because it tastes so good but because it can be used for so many different things. When I make a pot of chili I usually double or even triple the recipe and freeze the leftovers.
The leftover chili seems to taste so much better the second time around, being topped with some sour cream and served with a few saltines. However the chili can be used for so much more. I like it for topping hot dogs, french fries and nachos, but it also tastes amazing mixed in with a pot of macaroni and cheese. I’ve even put it on hamburgers and used it as a side dish. There never seems to be a complaint when I serve chili.
If you’ve never had ranch crackers before you should be very careful when trying them for the first time, they are kinda’ addicting. And… the worst part is that they are really easy to make so you may find yourself making then a lot.
Turkey Chili w/Ranch Crackers
Serves: 4 | Category: Soup | Author: Robin Buster
2 sleeves saltine crackers ($0.50)
½ cup canola oil ($0.20)
3 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix ($0.45)
1 pound ground turkey ($1.49)
½ medium onion, diced ($0.03)
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes ($1.00)
16 ounces tomato sauce ($0.50)
½ cup dry kidney beans, cooked ($0.32)
½ cup dry pinto beans, cooked ($0.22)
1 tablespoon chili powder ($0.11)
Place crackers in a gallon size Ziploc bag. Pour olive oil over
the crackers and sprinkle with ranch seasoning. Shake gently to coat; set
Cook turkey and onion in a large pot over medium-high heat,
stirring until turkey is cooked and onions are translucent. Drain. Stir in
remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.
Give the bag of crackers another gentle shake and serve with the
- Saltine Crackers – (16 ounces for $1.00) purchased on sale from Kmart.
- Canola Oil – (48 ounces for $2.39) purchased from Ald’s.
- Ranch Seasoning Mix – (1 ounce for $0.45) made from scratch.
- Ground Turkey – (1 pound for $1.49) purchased from Aldi’s.
- Onion – (3 pound for $0.79) purchased on sale from Aldi’s.
- Diced Tomatoes – (28 ounces for $1.00) purchased on sale from Fas-Chek.
- Tomato Sauce – (8 ounces for $0.25) purchased from Aldi’s.
- Kidney Beans (dry) – (16 ounces for $1.29) purchased from Kroger.
- Pinto Beans (dry) – (32 ounces for $1.79) purchased from Aldi’s.
- Chili Powder – (3 ounces for $1.00) purchased from Dollar Tree.