Chef John's Turkey Chili

17 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h 40 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 50 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“I served mine with some beautifully ripe slices of avocado that gives the final bowl another layer of silky richness. By the way, don't let the cocoa powder in our chili spice mixture throw you off! It's only a small amount and it really works. My chili was garnished with sour cream, diced jalapeno, cilantro and avocado.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Mix the ancho chile powder, paprika, cumin, salt, chipotle pepper, oregano, cocoa powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ground turkey and garlic. Cook and stir until turkey is no longer pink, breaking up any large chunks, 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in the spice mixture. Cook until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato puree and water. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Cook until the turkey meat is broken down, about 1 hour. Stir in the beans, and continue to simmer until flavors have blended, 20 to 30 more minutes.

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Reviews (17)

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chrysb
12

chrysb

Spicy but very tasty. Added an extra can of maple flavoured beans. Will use this recipe again. Thanks chef John!

rompelman
11

rompelman

We loved this chili! I will make it again for my husbands birthday party. It is spicy so just put less spice and add until it is right for you. Very good.

cochise
6

cochise

Quite nice but nothing special

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 448 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs
  • 27.9 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 45.1 g
  • 90%
  • Cholesterol
  • 140 mg
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 1635 mg
  • 65%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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