Dinner Tonight: 2-bean Chili with Hominy and Fire-roasted Tomatoes

If you are vegetarian, substitute your favorite grain-based protein for the turkey, or just add more beans, some chopped zuke, or whatever. This recipe is very adaptable.

2 lbs (+-) ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced

Brown the above in a large pot, then add:

2 cans white hominy, drained
2 cans pinto beans in chili sauce (mild or hot)
2 cans garbanzo beans (or kidney, or black)
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
2 cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes (you can drain one or both for thicker chili)

2-3 T good chili powder
1-2 tsp ground cumin
1-2 tsp dried oregano

optional – 2 cans whole roasted green chiles, chopped

Bring up to a hard simmer, then reduce heat and simmer 30-45 minutes.