Hearty Ground Turkey Chili

"DH and I enjoyed this hearty chili from Norman Kolpas' "The Chili Cookbook." While the recipe calls for masa harina, I think I would omit it next time as the chili really did not need extra thickening and I think it detracted from the flavor just a bit. Also, DH and I ate this chili in a bowl, we did not serve it over rice. It lent itself well to this method. I used baby bellas for the mushrooms. Finally, we sprinked colby jack (I think that was what I had in the fridge) shredded cheese over the top, which I think is a must. Cheddar or a mexican blend of cheeses would also be good."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 57mins
Ingredients:
22
Serves:
4-6
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directions

  • In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, paprika, chile flakes, cumin and coriander and saute 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add turkey and mushrooms, increase heat to high and saute until turkey is no longer pink, 7 to 10 minutes, stirring to break meat into rough chunks.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients except masa and steamed rice.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat slightly and simmer briskly, stirring occasionally, until mixture is fairly thick but still slightly liquid, about 1 1/4 hours.
  • Sprinkle in masa, stir and simmer until thick, about 15 minutes more.
  • Discard bay leaves.
  • Serve over rice or robust boiled beans.

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