How to Make Easy and Tasty Red Potatoes with Chili

Red Potatoes with Turkey Chili Recipe by Luke Austin Daugherty

Red Potatoes with Turkey Chili Recipe by Luke Austin Daugherty

This dish is a family favorite around our house! Our “Red Potatoes with Turkey Chili” is a complete meal when served in a larger portion and easy to make. The total time required from prep to service is less than an hour. This meal is a nice twist on regular chili cheese fries!

Homemade chili can be used in this recipe, but I’m giving you the “easy” way in this case via canned chili. You can also not use some of the ingredients I have listed and add some others of your own to suit your tastes or based on what you have available.


-Large Red Potatoes: about 1 1/2-2 potatoes per person eating for a decent size “meal” serving.

– Canned chili- I like using Meijer brand turkey Chili: use about 1/2 a can per person

– One small onion- quartered and then thinly sliced

– 1/2 a bell pepper- chopped (color of your choice)

-2 cloves garlic- minced

-2 tbsp butter

-Shredded cheese

-Sour cream



-Chili powder


-wash and thinly slice red potatoes leaving the skin on

-Using a large frying pan, add the potatoes to an already simmering mixture of the butter and 1 1/2 cups of water on slightly over medium heat. Cook covered for approximately 30 minutes or until potatoes are done (but not mushy or breaking). Stir occasionally for even cooking.

-As potatoes are starting to cook, chop bell pepper, onions, and garlic and add quickly to cooking potatoes . Add a couple shakes of salt and pepper.

-Heat chili in another pan on medium/low (you want it at a sufficient temperature to melt the shredded cheese when plated)

-Prepare toppings as potatoes finish cooking

-When potatoes are finished, plate the meal with chili on top, adding some shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream, a few leaves of cilantro, thin bell pepper slices, chopped onion, a shake or two of chili powder, and some drizzled Siracha hot sauce (all toppings optional)


A Snow Storm is Coming… NO BABY CARROT IS SAFE!

Camby, In. Meijer Store. 1/4/14 Photo Credit: Angela Daugherty

Camby, In. Meijer Store. 1/4/14 Photo Credit: Angela Daugherty

The weather man says a bad storm is brewing! It’s due to hit Central Indiana about 4 a.m. Sunday morning, 1/5/14. The temps are supposed to drop and the inches of snow will fall. We are predicted to get up to a foot of snow and below zero temperatures. To Floridians, that would be the Apocalypse, for some Alaskans…summer. 

My wife, like many thousands of other shoppers apparently, hit the grocery for a few “last minute” items today. She didn’t end up getting the ground beef we needed for our goulash and had to opt for ground turkey sausage, as it was the only ground meat left in the building. Actually, the ground turkey ended up being pretty good in the dish.

I know the “staple foods” are usually hit hard when a storm is coming. There is something about Hoosiers when it snows that makes them think, “THE SNOW COMETH! LET US FEAST UPON SLAIN LOAVES OF AUNT MILLIE’S SLICED BREAD!” The bread aisle, along with the milk and egg section is typically pretty empty after the hoards have swarmed.

But this time…even the baby carrots and sundry produce items fell prey to the stockpiling masses! My wife, Angela, took the above pictures this afternoon. Not even a sack of squishy, outdated bean sprouts was left…only one lonely container of sour cream.

So my fellow Midwesterners, try to stay safe and tucked in if it gets bad. Don’t drive any more than you have to. Enjoy a bit of down-time if the county puts out an emergency driving restriction. Snuggle up with a good book or stay in touch on social media. Have fun with the family and enjoy a home movie party.

At the very least, you’ll have plenty of baby carrots to snack on…