Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz
Don't omit the Hersey's cocoa and cinnamon, it makes this recipe! This is even better if made a day ahead, the flavors really intensify! This can also be made on top of the stove. Serve this with crusty buns!
- 3 tablespoons oil (can use more)
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic (or to taste)
- 2 -4 teaspoons dried chili pepper flakes (or to taste, if you like heat add in lots!)
- 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and finely chopped) (optional)
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1⁄4 cup chili powder (or to taste)
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground turkey
- 1 large bay leaf (or use 2 small)
- 1 tablespoon hersey's dark cocoa
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 3 (15 ounce) cans small white beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup dark beer
- salt and pepper
- 2 cups grated old cheddar cheese (or to taste)
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add in onions and saute for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned (adding in the garlic the last 3 minutes of cooking).
- Add in the oregano, cumin and chili powder, chili flakes and jalapeno pepper (if using) cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Add in tomato paste and stir for 1 minute.
- Add in ground turkey; cook until no longer pink.
- Stir in bay leaf and cocoa powder, then add in undrained diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth and beer; bring to a boil and simmer on top of the stove for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, then season with salt and pepper.
- Set oven to 325 degrees.
- Place in oven uncovered, and cook for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally (the longer you cook this in a low heat oven the richer and thicker it will be, you can even cook it for even 2 hours!).
- After 1 hour cooking add in drained beans, and season with more salt if desired; return to oven and cook uncovered for another 35-40 minutes.
- Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top the last 5-6 minutes of cooking time.