Easy Turkey Chili Mole from Longmeadow Farm

"Easy to put together, smells great while cooking. The addition of fresh tomatoes makes this simple recipe a real treat, without the heat element. You can however, add the heat element, as I have included this also as an option. Feel free to add or subtract spices as your taste buds allow. Adapted from, "The Vintner's Table Cookbook"."
 
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Ready In:
55mins
Ingredients:
21
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cook turkey in oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan, stirring until crumbly.
  • Remove turkey from pan, and drain, leaving 1 tablespoon of oil in pan.
  • Add onion, garlic to pan, and cook 3 minutes until soft.
  • Add canned tomatoes, fresh tomato (if using), cumin, coriander, chili powder, oregano, and cinnamon stick to this mixture.
  • Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Add turkey to this mixture, and cook for 30 minutes, letting liquid evaporate, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in chocolate, vinegar, and beans. Cook until chocolate is melted and combined well. Add salt, pepper, red pepper, and jalapeno powder to taste, if using. Remove cinnamon stick.
  • Spoon in to bowls, garnish with cilantro, and sour cream, and cheese.

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Reviews

  1. DailyInspiration
    Enjoyed this tasty dish. We had a friend over last night and he really loved this chili and he could not believe that there was chocolate in it. I used ground turkey and an extra can of pureed tomatoes. Instead of the cannellini beans, I substituted a can of organic tri-bean blend (black, pinto and kidney beans) and I increased the seasonings due to the addition of the extra tomato sauce. Of course, my friend added some Tabasco sauce to make this dish even spicier. We served this chili mole with the condiments mentioned, a salad and some bread. Thanks for the post! Made for the Diabetic Forum - Tailgate Recipes, September, 2011.
     
  2. Mia in Germany
    Oh this was so heavenly delicious! It never occurred to me that the marriage of tomatoes and chocolate could result in such a joy for your tastebuds. As you can see, this was my first go at mole - thought it was nothing but a blind little black thing that produced hills in my garden. But no, it's a wonderful sauce, and this specific recipe has bought me completely. Thanks for postig this keeper, Andi!<br/>Made for ZWT 7 South / Central America for Count Dracula And His Hot Bites.
     
  3. rickoholic83
    Delicious! My family really enjoyed this chili and I loved how simple it was to put together. We served it with Recipe #199381 instead of the suggested toppings. Thanks for sharing, Andi! **Made for PRMR Holiday Special**
     
  4. Outta Here
    Very good on a dreary day! I used some leftover cooked turkey and skipped step 1 & 2. I used black beans instead of cannellini. I ground a dried chipotle or some of the chili powder, and would add more next time because we like it spicy! I didn't use the toppings. This is going in the collection of recipes I can use in the motorhome! Made for Fall 2007 PAC.
     
  5. NurseJaney
    3/12 --- Made this again -- following previous changes -- STILL the best chili here ! Topped with sharp cheddar and sour cream -- served with "tube" biscuits - SOOO satisfying -- and enough for another meal ! This one is a winner, Andi !!<br/><br/>OH -- YUMMM ! This was SO good ! Used a large can of pureed tomatoes in sauce plus a can of petite diced tomatoes. No cinnamon -- personal preference. Added 2 TBSP black cocoa --personal preference !! The last 10 minutes, added a few dashes Frank's Hot sauce (which is more flavor than heat). This was GOOD !! My new Go-To chili recipe -- Thanks for posting, Andi, ---mine was darker than all of your photos -- will plan to set up for a pic, next time !
     
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  1. larry 2
    Great tasting,I did substitute sliced mushrooms for meat,as we're vegetarians,plus more spices. Used Ancho Chile powder+a bit more chocolate+cinnamon,served with c.bread muffins too.
     
  2. Outta Here
    Very good on a dreary day! I used some leftover cooked turkey and skipped step 1 & 2. I used black beans instead of cannellini. I ground a dried chipotle or some of the chili powder, and would add more next time because we like it spicy! I didn't use the toppings. This is going in the collection of recipes I can use in the motorhome! Made for Fall 2007 PAC.
     

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