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.

  1. Alison Sanchez

    October 30, 2017

    This chili is so good. Everyone is my family loves it and many have asked for the recipe. Thank you Ali for sharing :)

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