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Ultimate Turkey Chili

Ingredients – 2 lbs. of Larkin Bros. Ground turkey

    • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
    • 1½ tablespoons canola oil, divided
    • 3 onions, chopped
    • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    • 6 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
    • 2 tablespoons chili powder
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 12 ounces dark or light beer
    • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
    • 8 sun-dried tomatoes, (not packed in oil), snipped into small pieces
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 3 19-ounce cans dark kidney beans, rinsed
    • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice

 

  • Directions

 

  • 1 – Season ground turkey with salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a strainer.
  • 2 – Reduce heat to medium and add remaining 1½ teaspoons oil to the pot. Add onions and bell peppers; cook, stirring frequently, until onions are golden brown, 10 to 20 minutes. Add garlic, jalapenos, cumin, chili powder, paprika and oregano. Stir until aromatic, about 2 minutes.
  • 3 – Add beer and simmer, for about 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, bay leaves and ground turkey. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally,1½ hours.
  • 4 – Add beans; cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until chili has thickened, 30 to 45 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.