Merlin's Turkey Chili
- 2.5 lb lean ground turkey
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 6 tbsp chili powder
- 2 cans beer (darker, stronger beers are better.)
- 2 chopped green chiles
- 1 tsp Mexican oregano
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 75 oz canned diced tomatoes
- cayenne pepper to taste (adds spice)
- 12 oz canned tomato paste
- salt to taste
- 2 cups uncooked black, red, pinto or mix or whatever beans you like
- Extra hot additions if desired: add 2 chopped red chili pods or 2 Jalapeno peppers
Rinse and pick over the beans. Cook them in 4 cups of water for 1-2 hours until beans are grown to their full size and tender.
Combine the turkey, onions and garlic in a skillet and sear until the meat is lightly browned.
Transfer this mixture to a large pot, add the remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour. I'm pretty sure sticking all this in a crockpot and cooking all day will net you a very nice chili.
Put a dallop of sour cream (fat free works just fine here--trust me), and cheese. And if you like 'em, some cut raw onion.
This turkey chili is not only filling and delicious, but healthy! 5 WW points per 2 cup bowl. The addition of a dallop of fat-free sour cream and a small handfull of reduced fat saltines and you're good to go for a good, easy dinner. Might want to grab the beano, though.