- Posted February 16, 2013 by
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Turkey chili is a guilt-free comfort food which is a healthy alternative to beef or pork. For a wild change, make this interesting recipe for lean, tasty, and spicy turkey chili. Enjoy a hot bowl of this hearty dish on a cold and rainy day. This recipe is stimulating and packed with good nutrients that will give you all the energy you need to face a challenging day. Three bites and the blues will be washed away.
Inspired by the Texan cowboy style version, this recipe does not use any tomato or tomato sauce. It’s still maintains its being juicy mostly because of the turkey stock and olive oil. The spices and robust flavor come from the green chili peppers, cumin, ground red pepper, oregano, and cilantro, and of course, the onions and garlic. In this recipe you really get to taste the intense chili flavor because it is not overwhelmed by the acidity and sweetness of tomato juices. For more spice feel free to add paprika, Cajun, or Tabasco. For a more complex and interesting taste it is great to use different kinds of chilies in this dish.
If it is chunky chili you want shred large pieces of the turkey breast or if you want a more even texture use the smaller shreds. You can also use ground meat if you want to create a thick chili kind of soup. In making this dish, it is advised to use a Dutch oven or a cast iron pot so you can brown the turkey slowly and get a nice golden color. This method also develops a rich flavor. For slow cooking on low temperature, Dutch oven is best. With it you get an even heat distribution that cooks all the ingredients beautifully and perfectly.
Just like all chili, Turkey chili is great for topping on crackers or toast. It is also great as a dip for nachos or pita bread. You can also serve it on buns for a filling snack.