This quick and spicy chili made with ground turkey lies somewhere between a hearty, rib-sticking beef chili and a lighter vegetarian version. First, ground turkey is cooked with red bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Chili powder, cayenne, cumin, and a little bit of cinnamon are added to give warm space and heat, then tomatoes and white beans are stirred in and left to simmer until the flavors mingle. In about an hour, this satisfying weeknight meal is ready to be ladled into bowls and topped with crumbled tortilla chips.
Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Season with salt and cook stirring occasionally until the vegetables have softened, about 5 to 8 minutes.
Increase heat to medium high. Add turkey and cook breaking it up into smaller pieces with a spoon until it's no longer pink and is just cooked through, about 4 to 6 minutes.
Add chili powder, measured salt, oregano, cumin, cayenne, and cinnamon. Stir to coat turkey and vegetables and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add tomatoes with their juices as well as the broth or stock. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Add beans and return to simmer. Reduce heat to medium low. Add the bay leaf and simmer, stirring occasionally until flavors meld, about 30 minutes.
Remove bay leaf. Taste and season with additional salt as needed. Serve with cheese, sour cream, and chips for topping.
12/6/15: Variations done today - Used 3/4 lb. Wild Hog Sausage (shot by Bobby Carter) / used 2 cans of Great Northern Beans and 1 can of Light Red Kidney Beans (15 oz. ea.) / added 1 bottle of beer (homemade).
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (127g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 101 (58%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 11.2g||15 %|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 7.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.6g|
|Cholesterol 49.1mg||15 %|
|Sodium 921.1mg||32 %|
|Potassium 265.1mg||7 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 0.6g||0 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.2g||1 %|
|Sugars, other 0.4g|
|Protein 17.1g||24 %|
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Calories per serving: 174
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