Three Bean Turkey Chili


We had friends over for dinner on Saturday night and it was a fairly cold & rainy day so I decided to make a big batch of chili. I used ground turkey and turkey Italian sausage for a change and absolutely loved it. My house smelled amazing throughout the day while this chili simmered on the stove. I served this chili with Sweet Honey Corn Bread and my House Salad for a delicious and filling dinner. The adults all really enjoyed the chili and the kids seemed to think it was “okay”.  I had leftovers for lunch today and the flavor was amazing!

Re-hydrate the dried pasilla peppers in very hot water for 20 minutes, or until softened; drain. Remove the stems and seeds of the peppers then dice them up.

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, and re-hydrated diced peppers to the Dutch oven. Cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

Add the ground turkey and the turkey Italian sausage, removed from casings, to the Dutch oven. Mash the mixture well with a potato masher until it’s in a very small crumble. Add the Chili powder, paprika, cumin, coriander, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Mix the ingredients well and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring often, until the meat has browned.

Add the chicken stock, tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, pinto beans, black beans, and kidney beans. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Reduce the heat to simmer and place a lid on the Dutch oven. Simmer for 3-4  hours, stirring occasionally.

Before serving, taste and re-season if needed. Ladle chili into bowls and top with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and green onions. Serve immediately. Enjoy.


 

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Three Bean Turkey Chili

Yield: 10

Prep Time: 20 min.

Cook Time: 3-4 hours

Ingredients:

2-3 dried pasilla chile peppers, re-hydrated & diced
1 tbsp canola oil
1 baby red bell pepper, diced
1 baby orange bell pepper, diced
1 baby yellow bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, diced (remove the vein & seeds for less heat)
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 small red onions, diced
1 lb ground turkey (thigh and breast meat)
1 lb turkey Italian sausage, removed from casings
3 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp cumin
2 tsp coriander
2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup of chicken broth
2 (15 oz) cans of tomato sauce
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 (15 oz) can of diced tomatoes
2 (15 oz) cans pinto beans, drained
1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Sour cream, (garnish)
Shredded cheddar cheese, (garnish)
Green onion, (garnish)

Directions:

Re-hydrate the dried pasilla peppers in very hot water for 20 minutes, or until softened; drain. Remove the stems and seeds of the peppers then dice them up.

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, and re-hydrated diced peppers to the Dutch oven. Cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

Add the ground turkey and the turkey Italian sausage, removed from casings, to the Dutch oven. Mash the mixture well with a potato masher until it's in a very small crumble. Add the Chili powder, paprika, cumin, coriander, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Mix the ingredients well and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring often, until the meat has browned.

Add the chicken stock, tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, pinto beans, black beans, and kidney beans. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Reduce the heat to simmer and place a lid on the Dutch oven. Simmer for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.

Before serving, taste and re-season if needed. Ladle chili into bowls and top with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and green onions. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking

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18 Responses to “Three Bean Turkey Chili”

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    Carmen Rosa — March 19, 2013 @ 1:58 am

    This chili looks delicious and super yummy! Good morning Pam….

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    Martha — March 19, 2013 @ 4:03 am

    looks and sounds delicious, Pam! perfect for the type of weather that persists around here. :)

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    Lia — March 19, 2013 @ 4:25 am

    Hi Pam,
    What a fantastic meal Pam and the wee cornbread, so mouth watering!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Jenn — March 19, 2013 @ 5:33 am

    Love when the house smells of chili!!! And what better way to ward off the cold than with chili??

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 19, 2013 @ 6:47 am

    There’s nothing better than a bowl of chili with some friends. And a side of cornbread!

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    Karen (Back Road Journal) — March 19, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    It is cold and snowy today and your chili would be perfect…especially with one of your corn bread.

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    Joanne — March 19, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    I’m going to be kind of sad when chili weather is over! This is stick to your ribs good!

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    vanillasugarblog — March 19, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    Pam can I just say how jealous and proud of you I am?
    I mean you bust out a new recipe everyday?
    Where do you find the time?
    And right now we have a winter storm happening.
    Yes on the eve of the first day of Spring!!!!

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — March 19, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    Leftover chili is the best. Don’t know how you do it but you make chili look so beautiful !

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    teresa — March 19, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    chili is the best! i love how all those flavors come together, this look divine!

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    Marjie — March 19, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    Sounds like a great meal for a cold night.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — March 19, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    Your chili sounds nice and spicy, just the way I like it. Sounds really yummy.

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    Blond Duck — March 19, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    And I just happen to have turkey!

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    grace — March 20, 2013 @ 4:03 am

    the only thing i ever make that has SO many ingredients is chili. this is a fantastic batch!

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    Paige Flamm — March 20, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    This looks so delicious! I love chili recipes!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.blogpspot.com

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    Rhonda — March 20, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    I love those dried chilis, I can usually find them at my 99 cent store! This chili looks awesome.

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    redforever — March 20, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    I don’t see the diced tomatoes in the list of ingredients.

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    alex — March 20, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

    I love chili. or basically any warm, comforting meal like this! looks perfect!

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