Turkey Chili

A lot of people have been asking what Hubby and I have been eating throughout the kitchen renovation. As I explained on demo day, we packed a mini-freezer full of foods to keep us from eating out. This chili is one of the things in that freezer. We’ve made it probably 6-7 times in the last year, I just never got around to blogging about it. For the kitchen renovation, I made one pot for Hubby and one that was not so spicey for me.

This chili is so good and so filling. And I love that it’s healthy (and colorful) too. It’s basically just a collection of ground turkey, canned tomatoes, and a ton of veggies (feel free to use whatever you like or have on hand). When we’re not eating this out of the freezer/microwave, I like to serve Hubby’s with a dollop of fat free Greek yogurt (so much healthier than sour cream) and some fresh cilantro.

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Turkey Chili

Yield: 10-12 servings

Ingredients:

2 lbs ground turkey

2 medium onions, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced

2 tsp olive oil
4 tsp cumin
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp oregano
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp ground mustard
6 cloves garlic (finely chopped or minced)

2 cans kidney beans, drained
1 can beer, more or less to taste and consistency
16 oz can of tomato sauce
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 bag frozen corn - no need to defrost
1 large bag frozen diced butternut squash - no need to defrost

Directions:

In a large stock pot, brown the turkey until cooked through. Remove turkey onto a plate and drain all liquid from the pot.

Heat the oil over medium heat. Add onions and peppers and cook until slightly softened, 6-7 minutes. Add the garlic and all of the seasonings and stir to coat the onions and peppers. Allow to cook 1-2 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients, return to boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. Add more beer if the consistency is off. It can be served immediately or simmer all day to continue to meld the flavors together.

This chili freezes very well.

Recipe adapted from Cooks.com

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9 Responses to “Mustard Maple Brussels Sprouts”

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    Shannon — November 20, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    ooh, i love a good brussels recipe, this one is definitely going on the top of my to-try list! and i’m totally with you on pomegranate seeds 🙂

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

      Are pom seeds the best.

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    Ginny — November 21, 2013 at 4:59 am

    I will definitely try these. But that’s not why I wrote. I wanted to tell you that I’m proud of you for taking off time to be with your family. It may or may not have been a difficult decision. That doesn’t matter – It was the right thing to do. While you didn’t ask my permission, you didn’t need to. You have my unmitigated support.

    Now go enjoy. Just remember to put your feet up now and then and if anyone volunteers, accept their offer without guilt. It will not only give you a break, you will likely have the perfect chance to bond with (and love) your helpers.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

      Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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    Liz — November 21, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Nice recipe. Thank you. Enjoy your time off and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.

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    Athena @ Fitness & Feta — November 21, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Love pomegranates, and I love Brussels Sprouts, so I can’t wait to try this recipe. My boyfriend doesn’t have the same love affair with Brussels Sprouts as I do, but I’m hoping this will help change his mind. Thanks!

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

      This is definitely a recipe that could change the tune of a non-brussels-sprouts lover. Let me know how it goes.

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    Charles Berger — November 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    It looks fantastic! thanks a lot for sharing the recipe

    • beantownbaker — December 1st, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

      It’s really quite tasty. Let me know if you try it out!

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