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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 302.6
  • Total Fat: 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 66.7 mg
  • Sodium: 332.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 23.9 g

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My Famous Chili Revised for Ground Turkey

Submitted by: FLUFFITUDE

Introduction

Chili is not an exact science. You can add more or less of whatever you want, but I would keep the seasonings pretty much constant. Especially the cocoa - it's what makes this recipe, IMO.

I added two stripped ears of corn to this batch, as I had them on hand. Was delicious!

Chili is not an exact science. You can add more or less of whatever you want, but I would keep the seasonings pretty much constant. Especially the cocoa - it's what makes this recipe, IMO.

I added two stripped ears of corn to this batch, as I had them on hand. Was delicious!


Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2 Tbs Olive Oil
    2.5 lbs/40 oz Ground Turkey (93/7)
    1 Lb. Chopped Sweet Onions
    1-2 Red Bell Peppers, Chopped (or yellow, or orange)
    6 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
    1 Tbs Ground Cumin
    1 Tbs Chili Powder (Have used 3-4 tbs in the past, but it was too hot for me - I'm a wimp)
    3 Whole Bay leaves

    2 Tsp. Cinnamon
    2 Tsp. Allspice
    4 Tbs Cocoa Powder (do NOT omit this)
    1 Tbs. Cane or Brown Sugar (cuts the acid)
    2 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
    4 Tbs/2 oz. Red Wine (can sub. vinegar)
    1 28 oz. Can Diced Tomatoes in Juice (as is or pureed)
    1 Tbs Oregano
    2 Cans, 15 oz. size, Pinto Beans (can use dry beans soaked overnight, sub at least 1 pound)
    Two ears of sweet corn, stripped.
    Salt, to taste (I use 1-2 Tsp Kosher salt)

Tips

If you're cooking on the stove (especially if using the dry/soaked beans), don't forget you may need to add a bit of water.


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Directions

When half way through chopping your onions, etc, preheat a heavy bottom stockpot on medium heat. When ready to add the onions, put the oil in the pan first.

Sweat the onions and let them caramelize a bit over medium heat . About 30 minutes. Add the turkey and brown the meat with the peppers, garlic, cumin, chili powder & bay leaves.

Add the rest of the ingredients. Also, feel free to add a couple tbs. of Tabasco, if you want it hotter.

You will need to simmer for at least 1.5 hours if you use dried beans. If canned, about an hour to really develop the flavors. Keep an eye on it and if it seems to be drying out, add a bit of water. I usually dump it in the crock pot at this point (on high) and let the flavors work their magic for a couple hours.

About 30-45 minutes before you're ready to serve, add the sweet corn. It can be omitted.

Serving Size: I set this recipe at 12 Servings (heaping cup measures) but, of course, you can make it more or less






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  • I have had this idea in my head to make Turkey Chili for weeks. I finally bought the ground turkey and searched for a recipe. I found this one and was nervous. After I added the turkey and some of the spice to the pot. It smelled amazing! I think this is probably the best thing I've ever made! YUM!! - 11/8/12

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  • You're right...the cocoa really does make this recipe. It was wonderful (I did make it a bit hotter). Thanks for sharing! - 4/25/12

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