Adam's Healthy Turkey Chili
First...you can use any meat you want. I have used ground boar, turkey, bison, chicken and beef. Entirely up to you! This recipe is so dang easy and ends up being so dang good. I use a caste iron pot and put a little oil at the bottom. The directions are below the ingredient list. Fresh peppers are the best for seasoning and in this case I did use a jar of Tabasco Chili starter given to me from a kind viewer. You don't have to use that, but it did turn out just fantastic and Tamera said it's the best chili she's ever had. If you don't use that..add a small jar of tomato sauce instead.
1 jar Tabasco Chili Starter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow or white onion -diced
2 shallots diced
1 pound of lean ground turkey, beef, bison or boar
3 tablespoons fresh chopped garlic
4 peppers finely chopped
2 jalapeños finely chopped
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons garlic salt
1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 cup of beer
2 (15 oz.) cans petite diced tomatoes
1 (16 oz.) can red kidney beans, drained
1 (16 oz.) can pinto beans, drained
1 tablespoon coriander
1 tablespoon oregano
shredded cheese, diced avocado, sour cream...for garnish
In a large pot add oil and onions and shallots and cook for about 3 mins
Then add ground meat and a little oil and cook to brown and combine
Add in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 45-60 minutes or until chili has reached desired thickness.
Top with cheddar cheese, green onions, cilantro or other favorite toppings.
There are a ton of variations!
Vegetables: Potatoes, carrots, celery, mushrooms, bell peppers or zucchini
Smokey Taste: Adobe sauce oor paprika or a liquid smoke for a smoky taste.
Any Broth: Don’t have beef broth? Chicken or even water or any broth works. Or more beer.
Sugar: Sugar adds a bit of sweetness. Cocoa powder will also add subtle hint of sweetness with a savory taste of chocolate.