Friday, June 21, 2013

RECIPE BOOK: Turkey Chili

This week's recipe comes from a few sources.  A fellow employee seeded the idea for turkey chili in my head.  With an afternoon off and the need for both a new recipe and some random items at the grocery store, I decided to give it a whirl.  However, I didn't stop and look up or even formulate a recipe before picking up what I needed.  Let's call this a shot in the dark.

Once home, I looked through online recipes to make sure I had the basics - turkey, tomato sauce of some sort, seasonings, onion, garlic, beans.  The rest was left up to my imagination and sense of smell/taste.

It turned out pretty well if I do say so myself!  But don't trust me; I'm biased!  Be your own judge. 


1 medium yellow onion, coarsely chopped
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 stalks of celery, coarsely chopped
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 cups of turkey meat
1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
1/2 can of cannellini beans, rinsed
1 yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1/2 lime, juiced


Add onion, garlic, and celery to a large pot.  Heat on medium until fragrant; about 2 minutes.  Add seasonings and heat for 1 minute.  Add turkey and cook until it is no longer pink.  Add the tomatoes and heat on medium-high until it boils.  Return to a medium-low heat and cook for 10 minutes.  Taste test and add seasoning as needed.  Add beans and cook for an additional 5 minutes.  When finished, add lime juice, mix well, let it cool, and serve.


1.  What's in your chili recipe?
There are some VERY competitive chili cook offs out there.  

2. Which would you prefer, a sweet, spicy, or savory chili?
The lime was a last minute idea that turned out to be a great kick. 

Dream.  Believe.  Achieve. 

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