Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Amazing Chili

I think I have a new favorite chili recipe! This recipe is not for the itty bitty's at home, but the mommy's and daddy's are sure going to love it! This recipe come from Cookin' Canuck and it caught my eye because of the ground turkey and also because of the chipotle peppers. (I had some in the fridge I needed to use up.) I wanted to eat this without tears streaming down my face, so I toned down the heat factor by scraping the seeds out of the peppers before I added them to the chili. If you want more heat, leave the seeds in. So, make the kids a pot of spaghetti and enjoy a bowl of amazing chili!
Turkey Chili with Chipotle Peppers
cookin canuck

1 tbsp canola oil
2 medium onions, chopped
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 lbs ground turkey meat
1/4 cup chili powder
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 (28oz) can whole tomatoes (including juices)
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped
2 tsp adobo sauce (from pepper can)
3 cups chicken broth
1 (15oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15oz) can small white beans, rinsed and drained
sour cream
Fresh cilantro, chopped

Heat oil in a large, heavy pot set over medium heat. Add onions and saute until tender and light brown, about 10 minutes. Add cumin and oregano. Stir for 30 seconds, then add garlic cloves. Stir for an additional 30 seconds. Increase heat to med-high. Add ground turkey, breaking it up with a wooden spoon until it is cooked through. Add chili powder, bay leaves, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon. Add whole tomatoes, including their juices. Break up the tomatoes with a wooden spoon while cooking. Mix in tomato paste, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaves. Add black and white beans to the chili. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls and serve with sour cream and chopped cilantro.
Serves 8

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