Sunday, June 14, 2009

Spiced Turkey Chili

I had my first chili ever a couple weeks ago at Ryan & Stephen's place during another BlackJack evening. I love the taste and the homey feeling of a bowl of chili so today I decided to make my own chili. After asking Mo-Fo and Stephen how they make their chili, here is my version incorporating some of their recipes.

1 lb ground turkey
1/4 lb butter bean - soaked, blanched & skinned
1/4 lb black eye peas - cooked for 30 minutes, drained, saved the broth
1 onion, finely chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 red bell pepper, seeded & finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & finely chopped
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 can of chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 bayleaf
2 tablespoons siracha hot sauce (or any hot sauce)

  • Stir fry the chopped onions with 4 tablespoon of oil in a large heavy bottomed pan over a medium heat until they caramelize (10 minutes)
  • Add in the chopped garlic, red bell pepper and jalapeno pepper and cook for another 3 minutes
  • Add the ground turkey and seasonings (coriander, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, chili powder, nutmeg & bayleaf), cook for 5 minutes
  • Add in the tomatoes and the beans, cook for a couple minutes
  • Add enough bean broth until it almost covers the chili mixture
  • Stir and mix well, cook until it boils
  • Lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 1.5 hour (stir every 15 minutes or so)
  • Adjust seasoning with salt & pepper
  • Add in the sriracha sauce, mix well and serve

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