December 27, 2011

Tuesdays At The Table - Turkey Chili

*It's just after noon, and I just realized that today's post didn't go up as scheduled. BAD, BAD,  BLOGGER!!*
I hope everyone had a great holiday.  Mine was filled with family, friends and food.  Great combo, right?!  Santa also got me a few really cool gifts...but I'll blog about them later in the week.  :-)


OK, so you've had your big family dinner and now you're stuck with half a turkey.  Time to get creative.  Turkey chili time!! I actually make this with chili quite frequently too.

Turkey Chili

2 cups chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, chopped fine
1 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
Two 35 oz cans stewed tomatoes, crushed
Two 15 oz cans kidney beans, drained
2 Tbsp tomato paste
3/4 cup chicken or turkey stock
2 Tbsp chili powder (or up to 4 Tbsp if you like it really hot)
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp dried hot red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt, plus more if desired to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 to 4 cups of shredded, cooked turkey meat
Sugar (if needed)

In a large (8-quart) pot, cook the onion and green pepper over medium high heat, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, for a minute or two more. Add a bit more olive oil if needed.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, stock. beans, oregano, salt, pepper, and cooked turkey meat. Bring mixture to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for an hour.

Add 1 to 3 teaspoons of sugar to take the edge of the acidity of the tomatoes if desired.

What's cooking in your kitchen?


  1. YUM! I ate way to much Holiday food since last Friday so I made a few chicken breasts to top a spinach, sprout, black olive, and cucumber salad with a red wine vinegar/olive oil dressing. I will have an okay weigh in this week!

  2. It sounds great. I would love to try this recipe. Thanks for hosting and always being here for our links. Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

  3. I just love your Turkey Chili, it would be so good on this cold winters day. Thanks for hosting and a very Happy New Year!

  4. yummy!!Linked my 'strawberry yogurt Pudding cake'...

  5. Really annoying when blogger flubs a scheduled post like that!
    Thanks for hosting. I linked up some black eyed peas for luck in the new year.


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