Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins
From Bon Appetit. We looove this, and it's pretty healthy, too. :)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 1⁄2 lbs lean ground turkey
- 1⁄4 cup chili powder
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes
- 3 cups beef stock or 3 cups canned beef broth
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 3 (15 ounce) cans small white beans, rinsed and drained
- chopped red onion
- chopped fresh cilantro
- plain low-fat yogurt or light sour cream
- Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium heat. Add onions; sauté until light brown and tender, about 10 minutes.
- Add oregano and cumin; stir 1 minute.
- Increase heat to medium-high.
- Add turkey; stir until no longer pink, breaking up with back of spoon.
- Stir in chili powder, bay leaves, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon. Add tomatoes with their juices, breaking up with back of spoon. Mix in stock and tomato sauce. Bring to boil.
- Reduce heat; simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add beans to chili and simmer until flavors blend, about 10 minutes longer.
- Discard bay leaves. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium-low heat before continuing.).
- Ladle chili into bowls. Pass red onion, cilantro and yogurt separately.
- Notes: I usually decrease the chili powder slightly because my DH prefers things mild.
- We've always skipped the red onion and cilantro, but, it sounds interesting.
- I'm estimating the active and passive work times.
Made this today using chicken stock. It was still good! I added chopped red onion and cilantro at the end and I think it made all the difference, esp. the red onion.
I only had 1 lb of ground turkey, so I scaled the recipe back for that amount, except that I ended up using the whole can of tomatoes. I was nervous while it was cooking b/c I could really smell the cocoa at first, but it came out really well. Dh, who claims not to like chili or beans, had two bowls! I liked it better w/ the sour cream to cut the heat, but I don't think most people would find it that spicy. Thanks for a keeper!
This chili is divine. I made a couple of changes. I cut the meat back to 1/2 lb and used ground pork instead of ground turkey. I also only used two cans of beans, one can of white and another can of "chili" beans. The flavor was really wonderful... very rich and dense with the cocoa powder, but not too spicy. This is my new favorite chili!