Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
Indian Summer Turkey Chili Recipe courtesy Rachael RayShow: Food Network Specials Episode: Rachael Ray's Block Party. This sounded SOOO GOOD! I hope to try it soon!!!
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
- 2 1⁄2 lbs ground turkey (85 percent lean) or 2 1⁄2 lbs ground turkey breast (99 percent lean)
- 4 tablespoons dark chili powder (2 palm fulls)
- 2 tablespoons grill seasoning, any brand (1 palm full)
- 1 tablespoon cumin (1/2 palm full)
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 -3 tablespoon hot sauce, medium to extra-spicy
- 1 large onion, quartered
- 2 large bell peppers, chopped (any color combination, red, green, purple, yellow or orange)
- 1 (1 cup) bottle beer (the alcohol cooks out)
- 1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1⁄2 cup smoky barbecue sauce
- 2 cups corn kernels (optional)
- Heat a pot over medium to medium high heat.
- Add extra-virgin olive oil, 3 turns of the pan, and the turkey meat.
- Season the meat with: chili powder, grill seasoning, cumin, Worcestershire and hot sauce.
- Break up the meat with the back of a wooden spoon into small crumbles.
- Chop the onion, reserving 1/4 of it for topping the chili.
- Brown meat 5 minutes, then add onions and chopped bell peppers and cook 10 minutes more.
- Add beer and deglaze the pan, scraping up the drippings and cooking off the alcohol.
- Add tomato sauce and barbecue sauce and bring to a bubble.
- It using corn kernels add them now.
- Let chili simmer 10 minutes.
- Adjust seasonings and heat level to your taste.
- Remove from heat and serve.
- TIDBIT: To make a double batch, heat 2 pots and make 1 batch in each pot, rather than using 1 massive pot that is hard to control.
- Dippers: Choose from any or all of the following for dipping and scooping into your chili: Pretzel Rods Yellow, Red or Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, any flavor Black Bean Tortilla Chips Polenta Chips, Plain or Guacamole flavor Pita Chips, Plain or Spicy flavors Yukon Gold, Red Bliss or Blue Potato Chips, any flavor All of the above can be found on either snack aisle or natural foods snack section in your market.
- Toppers: Choose from any or all of the following for topping your chili: Shredded Cheeses: smoked white sharp cheddar, such as Cabot brand, pepper jack, chipotle Cheddar, 5 peppercorn Cheddar, Monterey jack Sliced canned jalapenos, drained Salsas Sour cream Chopped raw onion Chopped green olives and pimentos Chopped cilantro leaves Diced tomatoes Defrosted frozen corn or leftover corn on the cob, scraped from cob.
Wow! This is some seriously delicious chili! I am really, really impressed with the quality of this meal. The flavor combination was intense but outstanding. I used a pasilla chile powder, which made it even darker and smokier. Simply wonderful. I may just use this as my only chili recipe now! Thanks!
I absolutely love this recipe and make it about once a month. I love that isn't a traditional recipe and has a flare of its own. I always make as written with the exception of the hot sauce since my kids are still too young to enjoy it.
This was an interesting change from regular chili. My husband was afraid the BBQ sauce would be overpowering but it was fine. I used Kraft Spicy Honey BBQ sauce, only about half the tomato sauce and I did use the corn. I had to add some hot sauce at the table but I like things very spicy. I served this with steamed artichokes (weird, I know but they were on sale). Thanks Rhonda O for posting this.