Chipotle Ancho Turkey Chili

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Chipotle Ancho Turkey Chili
Serves 6
4 tbsp olive oil, divided
16 oz. ground white meat turkey
salt and pepper, to taste
1 yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 chipotles in adobo sauce, deseeded and chopped
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 15-oz can corn
3 15-oz cans black beans, with 1/2 cup black bean liquid reserved
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp ground cayenne
3 tsp adobo sauce (from chipotles)
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
2 cups vegetable stock
1 dried ancho chili, whole

In a large pan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil on medium high heat. Season ground turkey meat with salt and pepper and add to pan. Stir frequently and break up the ground turkey, while allowing the meat to brown. Once the meat has been cooked through, remove from heat and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil, add onions, and saute until translucent. Add garlic and stir to combine. Add chipotles and bell peppers and saute until the bell peppers have softened. Add corn, black beans, and liquid from black beans, stirring to combine. Add spices and adobo sauce, stirring to ensure vegetables are evenly coated. Stir in cooked turkey meat. Add tomato sauce and vegetable stock, stirring to combine. Submerge the whole ancho chili into the mixture. Turn the heat up until the mixture starts to bubble, then allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with your favorite grated cheese.

Note: do not eat the ancho chili pepper by itself. You can remove it once the mixture is finished cooking, or leave it in there to infuse the mixture even more for your leftovers.


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  1. Chad

    The chili looks and sounds delicious. Sorry to hear you are seeing some snow. We have some rain here in South Jersey and I think it is in the mid 50’s (coldest day we have had in the past few weeks).


  2. Dan

    I can’t wait to try this chili in the fall. Your chillis are always great but this one sounds kick’n’! Guy fieri would love it topped with donkey sauce!


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