The BEST Turkey Chili

The BEST Turkey Chili

I know. I know.  I posted another turkey chili recipe fairly recently.  What can I say…I have a thing for chili!  This recipe is totally different from, Holy Mole Turkey Chili (the last one I posted).  This is a recipe I’ve wanted to try for a loooong time.  I heard about it from a friend of mine named Jackie.  She raved about it.  She said it was probably the best chili she’s ever had.  So you know I was dying to get this baby cooking in my kitchen.  Well, I’m so glad I did.  We loved, loved, loved it.  I adapted the original recipe to cut down on the heat (remember, my family’s wimpy with heat) and it was still pleasantly spicy.  I also switched the type of bean just for our preference.  I was thrilled with how quick this was to prepare.  It had that old fashioned chili flavor that I associate with a chili that has cooked away on the stove for hours.  I was also really happy that it is relatively low in fat and pretty darn healthy.  The corn seemed to give this a bit of an update from standard chili that was nice. Although skeptical, I added the instant hot chocolate, as the original recipe called for.  It seemed to me to be a bit of an odd ingredient.  It didn’t add a mole character like Holy Mole Chili had, but  the overall spicing was absolutely wonderful. I’m not sure what exactly it contributed but I wouldn’t dream of ever leaving it out.  I hope you give this chili a try!  I know it will be making many repeat performances at my house often!!!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons - Vegetable Oil
  • 1 - Large Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons - Garlic,Coarsely Chopped
  • 2 - Green Bell Peppers, Seeded and Chopped
  • 1 - Jalapeno Pepper, Stemmed, Seeded and Finely Chopped
  • 2 Pounds - Lean Ground Turkey
  • 2-3 Teaspoons - Salt-Divided
  • 2 Tablespoons - Dried Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoons - Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tablespoons - Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoons - Dried Ground Cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons - Dried Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon - Black Pepper
  • 1-1 Ounce - Envelope Instant Hot Chocolate
  • 1 Tablespoon - Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon - Liquid Smoke
  • 2-15 Ounce Can - Petite Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 1-15 Ounce Can - Tomato Sauce
  • 2-15 Ounce Can - Pinto Beans
  • 1 Cup - Beer
  • Cooked Rice
  • Shredded Cheese of Choice
  • Red Onion, Chopped
  • Cilantro Leaves, Roughly Chopped
Read the whole recipe on Gonna Want Seconds