Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Spicy Turkey Chili



I was so happy to find this recipe which was recently posted by Sam at My Carolina Kitchen so that I could make it for our football Sunday this past weekend.  We enjoyed this wonderful, celebratory chili after we watched our Green Bay Packers make it to the Superbowl in a very close and exciting game!  You can even see the Packer colors of 'green and gold' represented in this dish of chili ;) Thank you, Sam!

Please visit My Carolina Kitchen to view the original recipe and see how Sam garnished her chili! The only changes I made to the original recipe was to add an onion, use medium salsa instead of mild and add more chopped Chipotle chili in Adobo than called for because we like it spicy!  I also simmered the chilli a little longer than the recipe stated just to get the flavors mingled a little more.


Absolutely delicious and so easy! My husband exclaimed "This is REALLY good!  I hope you give it a try.

Spicy Turkey Chili
Adapted from My Carolina Kitchen who adapted it from Cooking Light 5 Ingredient Recipes in 15 Minutes
Printable Recipe

Serves 6

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 pound 93% ground turkey (I used Turkey Store brand which comes in a 20-ounce package)
1 large poblano pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
½ teaspoon chili powder
Kosher salt
1 16-ounce jar of salsa (I used medium heat salsa)
2 cups water
1 teaspoon chopped Chipotle in Adobo sauce
1 can of pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained

Optional Garnishes: Shredded cheddar cheese, sliced jalapeno peppers, chopped avocado, chopped tomato, chopped red onion, chopped scallions including some of the light green tops, slices of lime, tortilla chips.

Heat the oil in a large, deep over medium-high heat (large enough not over over-crowd the turkey so it browns). Crumble turkey meat and add to pan with the chopped poblano pepper and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally until the turkey is browned. Sprinkle cooked turkey mixture with the chili powder and salt, stirring to distribute the spices.

Stir in the chopped Chipotle in Adobo sauce, drained & rinsed beans and salsa. Fill the salsa jar with water and add to the mixture. Cover and bring to a simmer and cook for about 10-15 minutes to blend the flavors (that is what I did, although it isn't necessary).  Using a potato masher, mash the beans lightly until chili is slightly thickened.

Ladle into bowls and garnish as desired.

46 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! I, like you, would have used the hotter sauce and used more chipotle in adobo, too :) Congrats on your team making it to the Super Bowl!

    Sues

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  2. It looks great! Spicy and healthier version with the turkey!

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  3. Your photos just get better and better Susan..Is that possible?:)

    Love Sam's blog too..Thanks for mentioning and showcasing the chili..It looks fantastic!

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  4. Oh, this looks good and how fun that the Pack is in the Big Game! Should be fun for all of us-enjoy:@)

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  5. Oh - That looks so good. I would use the mild salsa - I am a wimp. :D Off to find something to eat - had one of those "healthy" things for dinner and am so hungry.
    Glenda
    If you like toile, stop by as I am having a give away.

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  6. We love chili and we're having the perfect weather for it! Looks fantastic, I'll definitely be making this one soon!

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  7. Looks good and easy, which is what I"m looking for right now!

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  8. wow lovely that you made Sams chilli adore Sams blog

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  9. It looks delicious, Susan! And what good be better for the Super Bowl than a super bowl of chili! :)

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  10. Hi Susan, I love your new look - very nice colors. this recipe looks delicious and it's just the thing for the weather these days. I could use some sun, how long has it been???
    I had a house full of people to watch the game last Sunday, and Super Bowl here we come! Go Pack!!!

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  11. Congrats on the Packers making it to the Superbowl! I will definitely be making this chili if two of my favorite bloggers are giving it their endorsement! What better occasion to enjoy chili too than the Superbowl - yay! Thanks for sharing:)

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  12. I'm cheering for Green Bay now that my beloved Patriots are out! Looks like a good football recipe! Have fun at your super bowl party! We love football!

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  13. complimenti Susan!! mette fame solo a guardare!!!!!!!!!!baci!

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  14. Yum, I knew this was a winner when I saw it on Sam's blog. We LOVE chili and agree that it's the perfect game day food.

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  15. Chili is soooo welcome in this weather... another 2' of snow out NYC way... I love the idea of using salsa in the chili because I like mine hot... also the lighter cooking would give it a fresher taste... I usually cook chili a long time. Thanks for the new recipe!

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  16. I also spotted her chili recipe and printed it out; looks so soo good!Chili is perfect for our cold winters.

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  17. I am in Dallas and have been looking for a GAME TIME MEAL! i am not brave enough to hit the town- should be a zoo!

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  18. Looks fantastic Susan!Chili is good for this period... A hug...

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  19. The Packer's colors - LOL! I'm a chili lover - this one promises to please! As always, love your photos!! Have a great weekend, Susan.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  20. Love that this is spicy and has turkey in it.

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  21. That looks absolutely beautiful and hearty and I love that it's spicy!!

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  22. Great turkey chili recipe. You are right, it will be perfect for Super Bowl.

    I am a loyal followers of Sam's blog.

    Velva

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  23. My husband and I both love a good chili and this one sounds fabulous. This may very well be my super bowl party fare.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  24. Everyone is doing chili and I've decided that I will too! I'm not a big sports fan and don't know much about the game. When the Packers played the Steelers awhile back, I settled in to watch (really to read) and told my husband I was rooting for the Packers in honor of our friends in Fond du Lac. I was cheering away when (I thought) the Packers made a touchdown but the score was given to the Steelers. My husband informed me that a Steeler had, indeed, made the touchdown. I had innocently figured that Green Bay was in the green shirts!!!! I do, however, know how to make chili.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  25. I'm thinking, is it really a super bowl without chili? We've been eating quite a bit of ground turkey so this sounds great! Good luck to the Packers!

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  26. I'll be rooting for Green Bay to win the Superbowl, Susan! I liked this recipes when I saw it on Sam's blog and I think, like you, I'd make mine spicy!

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  27. OMYGOSH...we always have a Super Bowl Party at my son's house and I just might make a big ole pot of this to take. Sounds yummy. I am not a turkey meat fan but, in all the spices, it might work for me.
    Now, I am off to check out your baked caramelized onion spread. Sounds great.:)

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  28. Susan!
    This is dramatically different from the chili I just made inspired by Faith - that is what I love about chili's... they are like stews or soups... each so individual and each so different, with that thread of similarity in all. I have copied this recipe, too. Turkey is so healthy and your husband's comment coupled with your photo one me over!
    I am also looking for a great vegetarian chili! I read one I wanted to make just last week, thought I had bookmarked it, but didn't. I hate it when that happens, as I am at a loss of whose site it was on!
    :)
    Valerie

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  29. We are huge chili fans here. This version is a must try :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  30. Great superbowl dish. Thanks for sharing. Sounds delish.

    Plan B

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  31. This looks absolutely delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe!

    -Brenda

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  32. This chili sounds delicious! I love that it's made with ground turkey instead of beef...a little bit of healthy in every bite!

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  33. Susan, the chilli sounds heartwarming, delicious and perfect for any time of year!

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  34. I'll just pretend that our Chicago Bears lost to a better team!

    Chili looks delicious. I am now anxiously awaiting baseball season!

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  35. Nothing like chili and football, Susan! A perfect match. Sam's recipe looks wonderful. I love her blog.
    Good luck to your Packers!

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  36. Congrats on your team making it to the Super Bowl! We always do "souper bowl", and I'll include this chili this year.

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  37. Mmm I love a good chili with a nice kick to it! This would be perfect for Super Bowl Sunday!

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  38. I adore a good chili and forget to make it so this is a good reminder! and the idea of more chipotle is really to my liking!

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  39. It is so bitter cold tonight, this chili would be so satisfying. I love trying new chilis, and really haven't met one I didn't like yet. Nothing like chili to warm me up or to ease a sore throat.

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  40. What a delightful looking chili, perfect for the colder weather :)

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  41. I'm currently planning the meal for the super bowl. Looks like hearty chili. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. I love such flavors! That chili is definitely yummy looking. A bowl of goodness!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  43. Hmmmm, I can taste it now! I'm even going to throw a bit of cheese and avocado on top.

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  44. Thank you all so much for your kind, kind comments.

    Sam, I hope you saw this :)

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  45. This looks absolutely amazing. Thanks so much for making it a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  46. I love chilli but veggie version of it..looks absolutely yumm. You pictures make me crave for some now.. wonderful recipes.

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