Wednesday, February 23, 2011


First recipe I ever made that I actually wanted to eat the leftovers was this:

turkey chili

This is a tomato based turkey chili that tastes nothing like the beef chili that you get on chili cheese fries which is the only way I have ever had chili. It is slightly sweet and very spicy. The recipe is more like suggestions of ingredients and amounts I think you should use because then it will turn out awesome. However,  feel free to change things up to your taste. Add black beans instead of kidney beans, you could add red peppers, corn, or even take ingredients out. I'm sure it will turn out great... just not as super mega awesome as this!

Turkey Chili

Servings: 4

  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 1/2 large carrot grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 14oz can low sodium red kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 14oz can no sodium diced tomatoes
  • 2 TBS tomato paste
  • 1/4 c. ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado chopped finely
  • fat free greek yogurt or sour cream

Heat olive oil in pan on medium heat. Add onion and shredded carrot and cook until onion is translucent (5 min). You can omit the carrot if you want, I like to add it because it gives a little sweetness. Next add the garlic and cook for about 1 min. Add chili powder, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir to incorporate the spice throughout onion and carrot mixture, then add the turkey. Season the turkey with salt and pepper and cook all the way through. Next add the canned diced tomatoes, drained red kidney beans, ketchup, mustard, worcestershire sauce, and tomato paste. Reduce heat to a low simmer and let cook for 1 hour stirring every 15 min. Check after 30 minutes to see if it is the desired thickness. This recipe makes a very thick chili with no liquid, if you like your chili more soupy add some low sodium chicken stock. When the chili is done, add your garnish. 

Ok, That's my version of turkey chili! It's Dave's favorite... but so are corn dogs and chicken feet... so never mind... BUT if you decide to try it I hope you enjoy it!

1 comment:

the chung said...

this is my favorite!! i love this dish! also yes...corndogs and chicken feet are my favorite. but this...THIS is my favorite!