Sunday, March 8, 2015

Recipe: how make your own tomato sauce for chili

My boyfriend and I have been on a natural kick lately (well mainly him... I can not give up potato chips!) We decided to make a typical turkey chili but thought it would be good idea to make our own tomato sauce instead of using cans. There are just so many preservatives and chemicals in them that it doesn't make sense to keep using cans. Granted, we are still using canned beans, but we are taking this one step at a time!


5-6 of your favorite dried Mexican chilis
2 cups of water
10 tomatoes (vine ripe sized)
1 garlic clove
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp sugar


Rehydrate the Mexican Chilis in boiling water for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, finely dice 4 of the tomatoes, and put aside. The remaining 6 should also be roughly chopped to be put in the blender.

Once the chilis are done, add them to the blender with the tomatoes, salt and sugar. Blend. Add water if need be.

The recipe is for two packages of ground turkey, but add more tomatoes if you want more sauce. We prefer our chili chunky so we don't add as much. Add 1 tbs cacao powder to the actual chili for more depth. If you want it to be sweeter, add more sugar.

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