Sunday, June 7, 2009

Spicy Ground Turkey Chili

Spicy Ground Turkey Chili

When beef prices got so high, we started switching our ground beef recipes to ground turkey. When my
doctor became amazed at my good cholesterol levels, we continued to use the ground turkey. This is a
simple one-pan chili that can be served alone, or over Frito's with cheese or my new favorite is over
ramen noodle soup noodles, drained, omitting the little spice package that comes with it. Again you can
add cheese on top or not.
If you ever accidental get your chili too hot for your taste, just add unsweetened chocolate and it will take
some of the heat away.

2 Large Onions, chopped
Olive Oil for seasoning your pan for the onions
2 1-pound packages of frozen ground turkey
8 tsp Chili powder
2 tsp beef bouillon
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp ground Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp Tony Chachere's More Spice Seasoning ( Optional)
3 Cans Chili Beans ( you can use vegetarian beans if you would prefer, no flavor change)
1 Can Tomato Sauce

Coarsely chop your onions, pour olive oil in the bottom of your pot and start heating it. When its nice and
hot, add your chopped onions and let them cook until they are translucent, but not brown.
In a bowl, open your ground turkey, and add your spices to the center of the meat. Using the back of a
spoon work the spices into the meat. Add the meat to pot, at med-high when your onions are done. Brown
your meat. The browner the meat gets the more flavor, without going to the extent of burning.
Add your tomato sauce, and allow it to heat. Add your canned beans, one can at a time, again allowing
each one to heat, stirring occasionally.
Taste test to check your spices. My hubby would probably add 4 more Tbs. of Chili powder at this time if I
would let him. He adds it at the table to his own taste.
Adjust your spices, just don't add salt until serving. ( Salt is so very bad for you and I swear it's addictive.)
Let simmer for at least 1/2 hour - 1 hour.
This only gets better the next day, and freezes beautifully. I use the plastic freezer tubs, which is just right
for 2. They even travel with us in the cooler (frozen) so we can enjoy a home cooked meal while on the


Ana Luisa said... of my favourite tex-mex dishes! I make mine a little different, but the results are the same: delicious!
thanks for sharing.

Pammy Sue said...

Yum, that looks so good. I like chili over noodles too sometimes. Frito pie ain't too bad either! Oh, crap. Now I have to make chili.

The Elusive Loo said...

I love chili but have never had it with ground turkey, does it alter the flavour much?

Barbara Bradford said...

The turkey chili definitely takes more spices. My favorite is made with deer meat, I am just not a fan of beef, so I am always trying alternatives. You must share your favorite chili recipe. :)

Luna said...

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Kugs ,


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