Monday, December 27, 2010

Smokin' Turkey Chili

Those of us with left over turkey, please raise your hand!!!

We roasted a 19lb gobbler and I was worried it might not be enough for our table of 12. In the end, there was no need to worry as there was enough for  2nds and a few 3rds. There was also more than enough for leftovers.

To make sure none of the turkey went to waste, I decided to make turkey chili and freeze it for lunches in the New Year. And although gluttony is a definite Christmas tradition, the New Year will bring renewed thoughts of a healthy eating so little added fat and lots of added fibre make this a delicious and healthy left over dish!

This recipe also reminds me of the thanksgiving back in university that I made a big pot of turkey chili for a group of friends....it wasn't until we were almost done eating that I realized I forgot to put turkey in it!!!! Lol.

Ingredients:
  • 2-3 cups of diced, cooked turkey
  • 2 large cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz) white beans, rinsed
  • 1-2 cans (14oz) black beans, rinsed
  • 1 jalepeno, diced (keep seeds in if you like it on the hot side)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (I like chipotle sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 large red sweet pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 teaspoon liquid hickory smoke

What to do:
  1. Until transparent, saute over medium heat onions, red pepper, and jalepeno in pan lightly coated with cooking spray. (about 5 minutes).
  2. In large pot, add all ingredients including sauteed vegetables.
  3. Simmer over medium heat until heated through and bubbling.
  4. Serve or place into smaller containers and freeze for future use.

5 comments:

  1. I was just thinking about making chili this week and this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Yum...wonderful idea for the leftovers.

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  3. Chili with turkey, good idea! I like chili but I try to eat a little less red meat so this is a really good recipe for that! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Oh man! SMOKIN' is right ;-)

    The addition of turkey makes it oh so guiltless, too!

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  5. Love that this recipe uses turkey! Congrats on making Food Buzz Top 9!!!

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