Game Day Turkey Chili
Seems like an open and shut case, but the restaurant’s insurance company denies the claim. The mom comes to Rinehardt Law, and we spring into action. First, we send a letter requiring the restaurant to preserve any video from interior cameras of the area. The restaurant’s insurance company admits there is video but says it doesn’t show anything that would explain why the floor was wet. The insurance company says over and over that the store is not responsible and refuses to turn over the video. Rinehardt Law does not give up. We get the court to order the video to be produced. Lo and behold, the video shows one of the store’s employees mopping the floor just 10 minutes prior to the fall. Significantly, the employee does not put out a wet floor sign. The mystery of the wet floor is solved, and the insurance is forced to pay for the harms the mom suffered. The moral of the story is that when video footage proves that the business is responsible, the insurance company will fight tooth and nail to keep from turning it over. At Rinehardt Law, we don’t quit until we have forced them to cough it up.
• 2 lbs ground turkey breast • 2 tbsp olive oil • 4 cups chopped yellow onions (3 onions) • 2 cloves minced garlic • 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and large-diced • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, and large-diced • 1 orange bell pepper, cored, seeded, and large diced • 2 tsp chili powder • 1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes, or to taste • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste • 2 tsp kosher salt • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro or basil leaves FOR SERVING • Chopped onions, corn chips, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, and extra basil or cilantro to use as a garnish
S THIS GRANDPARENTS DAY
1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, cook the turkey breast in olive oil until cooked through, breaking it up as it cooks. Remove from pot and set aside. 2. Without washing the pot, add onions to the remaining oil. Cook onions over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes until translucent. 3. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. 4. Add the bell peppers, chili powder, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, and salt. Cook for 1 minute. 5. Add the crushed tomatoes to the pot with the basil leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. 6. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 7. Finally, add the cooked turkey back to the pot and simmer uncovered for another 20 minutes. 8. Serve with the toppings or refrigerate and reheat gently before serving.
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