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Title: Turkey Chili
Post by: keeperrox on November 19, 2008 01:55:24 PM
I'm sure to chili purists, this recipe is pure blasphemy, but it's finally cold here, and I needed something to warm me up today.  Scrounging through the freezer and pantry, I realized that I had everything to sort of throw together chili.  Using this recipe (http://feastsandfotos.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/white-turkey-chili/) as inspiration, I let it simmer on the stove pretty much all afternoon, until I could no longer take it and had to have some.  I also made some mini-bread bowls and had an icy glass of cider from the orchard up the street.  Perfect for this blustery fall day.



Turkey Chili

Olive oil to coat pan (about 2 tbsp)
1 medium onion, small dice
1 red bell pepper, small dice
2 stalks celery, small dice
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 Ancho peppers, soaked in boiling water, then chopped (remove seeds for less heat)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
2 Tbsp chili powder
tsp cayenne (more or less depending on desired heat)
1.3 lbs ground turkey (that’s what the container of Shady Brook Farms ground turkey is that I get – more or less is fine)
cup corn (fresh if possible, frozen if not)
2 – 14 oz cans Great Northern beans
1 – 14 oz can Garbanzo beans
1 – 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 – 32 oz carton chicken stock
cup TVP (textured vegetable protein), optional
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Various garnishes (shredded cheese, sliced scallions, sour cream, salsa, etc.)

In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat.  Sweat onion, pepper, and celery until translucent, about 10 minutes.  Add garlic and Ancho peppers and cook for an additional 2 or 3 minutes.  Add spices and stir to evenly distribute in the pot.

Break ground turkey into bite sized pieces and add to pot.  Cook until no longer pink, about 8-10 minutes.

Add corn, beans, tomatoes, and chicken stock.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until chili reaches desired thickness.  Add TVP to thicken if desired (you could also use barley for this). 

Stir in fresh cilantro, and adjust salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with optional garnishes.



Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: Ahdora on November 19, 2008 02:03:07 PM
Oh man... This looks absolutely delicious!  I'm definitely saving the recipe for a day when I can watch over the stove while I work.

Thanks so much for sharing this!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: doaflip on November 19, 2008 02:10:42 PM
Ooh, that sounds yummy! I think I'll give this a try :)


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: allthingspink on November 19, 2008 02:26:38 PM
That looks frickin' amazing... I'll be right over... I can bring dessert!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: shenjall on November 19, 2008 04:04:52 PM
that homer simpson drool sound you hear?  thats coming from me....


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: doyouloveanapple on November 19, 2008 04:45:52 PM
MMmmmm. that looks amazing. So perfect for fall.

Also it reminds me I haven't had dinner yet!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: Motherfungus on November 19, 2008 04:54:53 PM
Oh wow!  It looks so good.  Come cook for me, please!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: keeperrox on November 19, 2008 06:14:57 PM
Oh man... This looks absolutely delicious!  I'm definitely saving the recipe for a day when I can watch over the stove while I work.

Thanks so much for sharing this!

Once you have it together in the pot, you really don't need to do much.  I just gave it a stir here and there to feel like I was doing something, but that was pretty much it.  I got quite a bit of other things done around the house today, surprisingly.

I can't wait to taste this again tomorrow, because I have a feeling that the flavors are going to get even better.  It was subtly sweet from the corn, onions, and red pepper, but then at the same time subtly spicy from the peppers and a bit smokey from the cumin and coriander.  I did go back and add a bit more cayenne, because hubby and I like significant heat in our chili.


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: witchybelle4u2 on November 20, 2008 08:51:34 PM
That looks sooo yummy!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: Avian Flight on November 20, 2008 11:05:57 PM
Oh yum. That looks sooo good. I love hearty chili. Yours looks healthy and extremely tasty. Great photos too. Thanks for the recipe, bookmarked!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: lee-lee ess. on November 22, 2008 11:18:19 PM
My stomach is shouting its request that I have that.  It looks YUMMY!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: Diesels_Mom on December 04, 2008 10:18:48 AM
thanks for the recipe! I have everything on hand, and me and the boy like alot of heat in our chili too.


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: dishwasher182 on December 06, 2008 03:10:41 PM


This is really goooood! i'm eating it as i type this :) thanks SO much for the recipe!!!!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: KellyMilly on December 06, 2008 05:47:36 PM
Wow, that looks sooo good. Really nice photos, also. I'll be bookmarking this to try later!



Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: keeperrox on December 06, 2008 05:49:51 PM
You're welcome!  I'm so glad you like it! ;D


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: CraftyZedral on December 11, 2008 01:08:09 PM
It sounds great, and the presentation is beautiful!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: PrincessKell on December 19, 2008 01:22:58 PM
oh who ever bumped this up is a gift to my belly! I am so going to make this sunday for football!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: Avian Flight on December 19, 2008 04:26:26 PM
I made some the other day! Delish! I put pics on my blog if anyone is interested. Thanks again for the recipe.


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: keeperrox on December 22, 2008 05:18:37 PM
Great pics, Avian Flight!  I'm so glad you liked the recipe.  Great idea with the cheesy polenta, too!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: psyche on December 25, 2008 12:17:46 AM
That looks fabulous (and I'm starving now, so I really shouldn't be looking at the food section of craftster). I may try it this winter at some point!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: pinkricepudding on March 01, 2009 03:16:21 PM
I might have missed it, but is this single serving or does it serve more than one?



Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: keeperrox on March 04, 2009 04:47:28 PM
Oh man, this makes much more than 1 serving!  If I remember correctly, it filled 4 of those bread bowls (I'd say about a cup and a half each), and then not-quite-filled a 5.2 cup container for leftovers (I just checked the bottom of the container), so it makes about 2.75 quarts total. 


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: pinkricepudding on March 05, 2009 12:21:44 PM
Holy smokes!

That's crazy, but it's going to work super well for my family then.

Thank you for posting this recipe! :D


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: Rydell on March 08, 2009 07:23:37 PM
do you think this could perform well in a slow cooker? or do you think the meat would have to be browned outside of the slow cooker and then everything could be added to the croc and let it sit for hours?

i don't have too much experience with my slow cooker, so can you brown meat in a slow cooker? does it get hot enough?


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: keeperrox on March 14, 2009 11:58:49 AM
I make regular beef chili in the slow cooker, but I do brown the meat first.  I've always done that to eliminate most of the grease, though. I personally would brown the meat to make sure it's fully cooked, but I'm not 100% sure it's necessary.  I'd double check through some websearches if I were you.


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: Cibo on December 04, 2009 04:55:15 PM
Question, how'd you make the mini-bread bowls? The look delicious and look great with the chili.


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: footballcard on December 05, 2009 09:30:21 PM
Turkey chili sounds good, I have yet to try it :)


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: hardyjenni on December 07, 2009 06:18:19 PM
looks yummy!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: keeperrox on December 16, 2009 08:16:03 PM
Question, how'd you make the mini-bread bowls? The look delicious and look great with the chili.

If I recall correctly, I used a no-knead recipe for this.  Form 1 single batch into 4 smaller balls and bake on a baking sheet. Cut off the top and hollow out the middle. Here's another recipe that I've used and love. (http://www.applepiepatispate.com/bread/soup-bowl-recipe/)


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: Cibo on February 02, 2010 01:19:20 PM
Whoaoaoa - seeing those bread bowls make me feel like I've been thinking in the box about bread bowls.
Thanks! I foresee some intense food coma occurring in this house in the near future.


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: humboldtcherry on February 07, 2010 07:25:22 PM
YUMMY!!!!


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: CraftyLittleLady on July 26, 2010 01:00:03 AM
That really looks so yummy!!! It 's getting me hungry.  I love the presentation.  It adds to the delicious appeal. Thumbs up! :)


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: 0lya on July 31, 2010 10:12:48 AM
wow - this is stunning! the bread bowls are the finishing touch that made this into a 'I must try this' recipe


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: sikswifey on August 03, 2011 08:43:33 PM
i just made this, and it was the best damn chili ive ever consumed  ;D


Title: Re: Turkey Chili
Post by: IdlersDesign on June 05, 2012 11:32:52 AM
Looks delicious. I'll make a vegetarian version of this one (by just leaving out the turkey and maybe adding something like paneer in it).