Recipe by SarasotaCook
Comfort Food. The first time my Dad was going to try this ... he was not very willing. Turkey ... no beef, cinnimon and nutmeg ... what is that? A little heat to make it spicy and you have an amazing chili. He was hooked. I top it with my Pepper Jack cheese and fresh chopped up avocado and tomato and you have an amazing chili.
- 1 lb ground turkey (you can use chicken)
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 celery ribs, diced
- 1⁄2 yellow pepper, diced
- 1⁄2 red pepper, diced
- 4 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans (don't rinse or drain)
- 1 (4 ounce) can green chilies
- 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (1 quart) box chicken broth, approximately 3 cans
- 1 (15 ounce) can white corn
- 1 cup apple cider
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic (more or less depending of your taste, I happen to like lots of garlic, but use what you like)
- 3 tablespoons chili powder (according to taste)
- 1 tablespoon steak seasoning (or a all purpose seasoning, no salt involved)
- 1 tablespoon cilantro
- 3 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- olive oil, for sauteing
- sour cream
- 1 cup monterey jack pepper cheese
- 1⁄2 cup diced tomato
- 1⁄4 cup diced avocado
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
Directions See How It's Made
- Saute -- In a large pot, saute onions, celery, pepper and garlic in olive oil until soft, about 5 minutes, add the turkey or chicken and cook until brown.
- Add all the seasonings, tomatoes, beans, chilies, corn and any remaining ingredients. Yes it is spicy, but adjust accordingly. It really isn't as hot as you might expect. Cook a good hour or so till everything combines well.
- Mix the diced avocado and tomato with lime, salt and pepper and top on the chili. Add a dollop of sour cream and some cheese and you have amazing chili.
- Not a spice fan -- just omit the hot sauce and go light on the chili powder. To me I add more heat, but I understand. But it is a great chili.