yes, I put butter in my chili

Turkey Chili. Nomz.

So I’m trying something new with this one.  My honey has had a beef with beef lately and since I typically use burger in my chili, I had to think a little differently.  I have used ground turkey a time or two in the past, but if I’m honest, it’s always been a little weird in my mind.  I think it’s the texture.

Anyway, here’s the situation…

mmmm. nomz turkey chili

Turkey Chili

  • 1 # organic ground turkey (this girl don’t play with hormones.)
  • 2 tsp oil or butter
  • 1 cup onion, give or take
  • 1 cup chicken stock, homemade is preferable, again with the hormones
  • 1 16 oz jar organic tomatoes
  • 2 cans of beans, your choice, I used one butter beans and one dark red kidney beans
  • 3+ cloves roasted garlic, or regular, whichever you have is fine and use as much as you like
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander, ground
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika, ground
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, ground
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle pepper, ground
  • salt and pepper to taste

So here’s how I did it:

  1. In a 4 quart or larger saucepan, add your butter and melt.
  2. Add in the turkey, and move around as you would hamburger.  Add salt and pepper, your preference.  Add the stock as needed to keep the turkey burger from sticking to the bottom of the pan too much.
  3. Chop the onions roughly and add to the meat mixture, cook until translucent.
  4. Add the tomatoes and break them up with your spoon.
  5. Rinse the beans and add to the mixture.
  6. Add the spices and simmer until the house smells yummy, about 30 minutes.  Take a taste test.  Add spice as necessary.

So that’s it.  It was simple and delicious and I’m really hoping it agrees with the honey!


Marie Wheeler