Turkey Chili

  Soon the festive season will be upon us!  Time for getting together with family or having friends over to watch the big game.  In the near future there will be skating and sledding parties, Christmas concerts, shopping trips and decorating.  These are the times when it is great to have a meal that is hot and good but doesn't need much preparation.  Chili is the answer!
Last Christmas we visited my Sister-in-law and her family in Alberta. We had a wonderful time filled with hay rides, games, visiting and great food!  She made us a pot of her chili and since then I have been making my own version with just a few changes.  Anyone who knows me knows I almost never stick to a recipe.  Most of the time this works out...but not always.  In this case it's great! I have been using ground turkey and we really like it because it lets all of the other flavours shine through.   If you have a busy day planned you can put everything in the slow cooker and it will be ready when you want it.  Just serve it with some taco chips and maybe a veggie tray and you are all set.

Turkey Chili

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (796 ml, 28oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (680ml, 23oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups cooked red kidney beans
  • 2 cups cooked chick peas
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked corn 
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp potato starch (or corn starch)
  • 1 Tbsp water
In a large pan brown ground turkey in olive oil, drain.  Add all other ingredients except potato starch and water.  Cover and simmer for 1 hour.  Just before serving mix potato starch and water and stir into chiliuntil thickened. For slow cooker method, brown Turkey in oil in a fry pan then place all ingredients except potato starch and water in slow cooker cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-3 1/2 hours.  Before serving add potato starch and water and stir till thickened.



Shakirah said...

OMG this looks soo good!

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