Video:Spicy Turkey Chiliwith Rachel Edelman
Using turkey instead of ground meat, this recipe is a lighter version of traditional chili that's served in a bread bowl. Learn how to spice up chili and how beer can calm the spice if it's too hot.See Transcript
Transcript:Spicy Turkey ChiliHi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make spicy turkey chili.
Turkey Chili IngredientsFor this recipe you will need:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3/4 of a pound 99% fat free ground turkey
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
- 2 tablespoons Thai chili sauce
- 24 ounces crushed tomatoes, no salt added
- 1 15 ounce can kidney beans
- shredded Mexican cheese (reduced fat)
- 4 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro (optional)
Chop and Heat the VegetablesFirst, prepare your vegetables. Peel an onion and finely chop it. Now take a red bell pepper seed and chop it. Both of these ingredients will add sweetness to the chili.
Heat a large skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil. When the oil is hot, add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic. Then and the chopped onion and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes. You'll see that the onions become translucent. Other vegetables you can add are celery, green pepper, and corn.
Mix in the TurkeyNext place a pound of lean ground turkey into the pan. Break it up with your spoon or spatula or a spoon. Cook for about 5 minutes, so the meat is no longer pink.
Now drain the meat.
Add Tomatoes and SeasoningStir in about 24 ounces of crushed tomatoes. The more tomatoes you add, the soupier the chili will be. Next add one can of kidney beans. You don't need to drain the water. You can also use black or white beans, depending on your own preference.
Now for the spices. Add 2 teaspoon of cumin, 2 tablespoons of chili powder, and half a teaspoon of oregano. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
I'm also going to add 2 tablespoons of spicy Thai chili sauce.
Adjust the Chili's SpicinessMix the chili well and simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes. Always taste your creation before serving. Add some more chili powder, cumin, or hot sauce for extra kick. If you think it is too spicy, you can add some beer to lower the heat.
Cutting a Chili Bread BowlI'm going to serve the chili in a bread bowl. First cut off the top of a loaf of bread, take out some of the insides, and pour in the chili. I'm topping the chili with some shredded cheese and some freshly chopped cilantro.
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