This past week I asked a couple of friends if they had a good chili recipe, which they promptly sent me, however, with all of them somewhat similar, I decided to combine some and make up my own so here is the recipe if anyone is interested.
Ground Turkey & Bean Chili
2 tsp Olive oil
1/4 cup dehydrated Onion or fresh if you have it.
1 cup Celery
1 tsp minced Garlic
1 can Diced Green Chiles
1 pound uncooked Ground Turkey Breast
2 tbsp Chili Powder
2 tsp ground Cumin
1 tsp dried Oregano
2 Bay leaves
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
28 oz can or two 14 oz cans Crushed Tomatoes (blend up if you don't like tomato chunks)
1 pkg Herb-Ox Low-Sodium Instant Beef Broth & Seasoning
or 8 oz of canned beef broth
1- 8oz can tomato sauce
2-15 oz cans Kidney Beans - drained and rinsed
1- 15 oz can Corn
1 can Olives, diced
8 oz Cheddar or Colby Jack Cheese, 1 oz per serving
Sour Cream, about 1 tbsp per serving
Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, garlic and diced green chiles; saute until tender, about 4 minutes. Add uncooked turkey and saute until browned and cooked through, breaking up meat as it cooks. Once turkey is browned through add chili powder, cumin, oregano, bay leaves, salt, and red pepper flakes. Add tomatoes, broth, tomato sauce, and beans and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered for 30 minutes. Add corn and olives and warm through.
To serve, discard bay leaves and ladle chili into bowls, top with cheese and sour cream and enjoy! This makes about 8 - 1 cup servings
Side note: I prefer a little cruch with mine so I ate it with tortilla chips.