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Indian Summer Turkey Chili

Indian Summer Turkey Chili
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
25 min
YIELDS
8-10 servings

A simple, delicious chili that feeds a crowd.

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Ingredients

3
Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
2 ½
lb(s) ground turkey (85% lean) or ground turkey breast (99% lean), 2 pkgs
4
Tbsp dark chili powder, 2 palm fulls
2
Tbsp grill seasoning blend, any brand, 1 palm full
1
Tbsp cumin, ½ palm full
2
Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1
- 3 Tbsp hot sauce, medium to extra-spicy
1
large onion, quartered
2
large peppers, any color combination, red, green, purple, yellow or orange, chopped
½
bottle bottle beer (the alcohol cooks out), about 1 cup
1
(14-oz) can tomato sauce
½
cup smoky barbecue sauce
2
cups corn kernels, optional

Dippers

Pretzel Rods
Yellow, Red or Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, any flavor
Black Bean Tortilla Chips
Polenta Chips, Plain or Guacamole flavor
Pita Chips, Plain or Spicy flavors
Yukon Gold, Red Bliss or Blue Potato Chips, any flavor

Toppers

Shredded Cheeses: smoked white sharp cheddar, such as Cabot brand, pepper jack, chipotle Cheddar, 5 peppercorn Cheddar, Monterey jack
Sliced canned jalapenos, drained
Salsas
Sour cream
Chopped raw onion
Chopped green olives and pimentos
Chopped cilantro leaves
Diced tomatoes
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Directions

Notes

Tip: To make a double batch, heat 2 pots and make 1 batch in each pot, rather than using 1 massive pot that is hard to control.

Step 1

Heat a pot over medium to medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil, 3 turns of the pan, and the turkey meat. Season the meat with: chili powder, grill seasoning, cumin, Worcestershire and hot sauce. Break up the meat with the back of a wooden spoon into small crumbles.

Step 2

Chop the onion, reserving 1/4 of it for topping the chili. Brown meat 5 minutes, then add onions and chopped bell peppers and cook 10 minutes more. Add beer and deglaze the pan, scraping up the drippings and cooking off the alcohol. Add tomato sauce and barbecue sauce and bring to a bubble. It using corn kernels add them now. Let chili simmer 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings and heat level to your taste. Remove from heat and serve.

Step 3

Choose from any or all of the following for dipping and scooping into your chili: pretzel rods; yellow, red or blue corn tortilla chips, any flavor; black bean tortilla chips; polenta chips, plain or guacamole flavor; pita chips, plain or spicy flavors;

Step 4

All of the above can be found on either snack aisle or natural foods snack section in your market.

Step 5

Choose from any or all of the following for topping your chili: Shredded Cheeses like smoked white sharp Cheddar, such as Cabot brand, pepper jack, chipotle Cheddar, 5 peppercorn Cheddar, Monterey jack; sliced canned jalapenos, drained; salsas; sour cream; chopped raw onion; chopped green olives and pimentos; chopped cilantro leaves; diced tomatoes

Step 6

Defrosted frozen corn or leftover corn on the cob, scraped from cob

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