Friday, September 26, 2008

Turkey Chili

For anyone from Minneapolis, this recipe comes from The Best of Byerly's Cookbook. Byerly's and Lund's are THE BEST grocery stores to which I have ever been. Someone should open one of each in these parts! It would go over BIG. Sorry girls but these stores put HT and Kroger to shame. It's more along the lines of the new, nice Publix but EVEN better.

Anyway, it's a great cookbook and I have made this recipe a couple of times now. It has been a hit both times. We had it last night with cornbread and there was NONE left over. The best part is it's low fat but high in flavor!

Note: Just be sure to add the seasonings to ground turkey when sauteeing to be sure the flavors thoroughly permeate.

1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 4 oz. can diced green chiles
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 lb. ground turkey
1-2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried, crumbled oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried, crumbled thyme
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 14 1/2 oz. cans no salt added whole tomatoes, undrained, chopped
1 15 oz. can no salt added tomato puree
1 can pinto beans,l undrained (I use a can of chili beans and usually add more)

Saute onions, green pepper, chiles and garlic until tender (3-5 min. on medium heat). Stir in ground turkey, chili powder, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, cumin and salt. Cook until turkey is browned (about 5 minutes). Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer uncovered until flavors are blended (45-60 minutes). Six servings.


Denise said...

I made this last night for Din Din. Everyone loved it. Even Margaux! And Dan Dan and Danny both took some to school and work for lunch today.

This is a very tasty and healthy alternative to regular beef chili. I only used one can of diced tomatoes and we topped our with cheese and sour cream.

Yummy! I'm having some for lunch today too!

HPS said...

Yeah! I'm glad you liked it, Denny. It's a great dish to make a group...especially for J&K+8-LOL. I'm glad Logans likey. :)