I’m not the biggest chili person, but when the weather cools off, and football is in full swing, chili is the easiest way to feed a group of people! I came across this recipe on Food52 (one of my FAVS), and while I’m not sure it’s the BEST EVER, it really is a tasty (and easy) addition to your chili line-up.
The Best Ever Turkey Chili
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 medium to large onion, chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1 pound ground turkey breast
- 1 cup dark beer
- One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
- One 15 1/2-ounce can kidney beans, drained
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce or chile paste
- Heat a splash of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
- Add tomato paste, onion, garlic, and red pepper, then cook until softened (stirring occasionally).
- Add the chili powder, hot paprika, coriander, oregano, and cinnamon; stir and cook for a minute or so.
- Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until lightly browned.
- Pour in the beer and allow to cook down slightly.
- Add the tomatoes, beans, and hot sauce or chili paste.
- Allow the chili to simmer, uncovered, until thickened, about 40 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper and top with sour cream, chopped green onion, cilantro, and/or shredded cheese.
I also made pickled jalapenos, which was a fun garnish idea as well!