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Turkey Chili


INGREDIENTSturkey-chili
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 6 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 6 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp each ground cumin, dried oregano, dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1.5 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 cups roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 2 cups black beans, drained and rinsed  
  • 2 cups red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste  
  • 2 cups frozen corn     
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS
  • In a large pot on medium, heat olive oil and then sauté onion and celery until softened.
  • Add spices and sauté for five more minutes until mixture is fragrant.
  • Add ground turkey and sauté until meat is cooked and slightly browned.
  • Add roasted peppers, beans, tomatoes and tomato paste and stir to combine.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add corn and simmer for 15 more minutes.
  • Serve.

Great with pita chips and a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of shredded cheddar! Makes approx 12- 1 ¼ cup servings. Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

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