Lagered turkey chili

Lagered turkey chili

September 20, 2017

Lagered turkey chili

Serves 6 to 8

      3 tablespoons chili powder
        2 tablespoons ground cumin
          ½ teaspoon dried red chili flakes
            ¼ cup olive oil
              3 cups chopped onion (from about 2 medium)
                2 cups chopped seeded green bell peppers (from about 2)
                  6 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
                    2 pounds ground turkey meat, white or dark
                      1 tablespoon dried oregano
                        1 tablespoons tomato paste
                          1 tablespoon salt
                            1 tablespoon cocoa powder or 1 ounce dark chocolate, chopped
                              One 12-ounce bottle Guinness or lager beer
                                One 14 ½ – ounce can diced to­matoes
                                  Two 15 ½ – ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained


                                Mix the chili powder, cumin, and chili flakes in a small bowl. Heat a heavy large nonstick pot over medium-high heat. Add the chili powder mixture to the pot and stir for 30 seconds to 1 minute until fragrant.

                                Add the oil to the pot, then add the onions, bell peppers, and garlic and saute until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the turkey and saute until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add the oregano, then the tomato paste, salt, and cocoa powder; stir 1 minute. Add the beer and simmer 5 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes and the beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer slightly covered until the flavors develop, about 30 minutes. Serve with Jalapeno cornbread.

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