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West Coast Turkey Chili

 
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A very simple and hearty turkey chili recipe from the west coast. Even better the next day and an excellent way to use up leftover turkey.

Yield

6

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

25

min

Ready

30

min

 

Ingredients

1 cup green bell peppers
diced
1 ¼ cups onions
diced
2 garlic cloves
minced
*
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
19 ounces kidney beans, canned
drained and rinsed, one large can
28 ounces tomatoes, stewed, canned
1 cup red wine
*
3 cups turkey meat
cooked, cut in 1/2 inch cubes or substitute cooked chicken meat
*
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cilantro
fresh, chopped
*
½ teaspoon cumin
optional, ideally freshly crushed
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
hot, crushed, optional or vary amount as desired
½ teaspoon salt

Directions

Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy bottom saucepan, over medium-high heat. Add the onions, green bell pepper, and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent and green bell pepper is tender-crisp.

Add the kidney beans, tomatoes, wine, turkey, chili powder, cilantro, red pepper, cumin (optional), and salt.

Increase the heat, and bring the mixture to the boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 25 minutes.

To serve, garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.

What goes with turkey chili?

  • crusty bread
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream

What wine goes with turkey chili?

The same red wine that you used when making the recipe! We use Shiraz but a cabernet sauvignon would be ideal.

Turkey chili recipe close-up

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 313g (11.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 15434% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 622mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 8% Iron 15%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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