Ground Turkey and White Bean Chili Bake

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READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 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
  • 14
    cup chili powder (or to taste)
  • 2
    tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 12
  • 1
    large bay leaf (or use 2 small)
  • 1
    tablespoon hersey's dark cocoa
  • 14
    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
  • 1
  • salt and pepper
  • 2
    cups grated old cheddar cheese (or to taste)
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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