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The {BEST} Turkey Chili Recipe

Adapted from a New York Times recipe, this Turkey Chili is both healthy {sans the garnishes}, spicy, and comforting. 

But what makes it my own exactly?  The secret ingredient: chipotle chili powder.  

Be prepared to crave this, even if you are like me and don't like turkey OR chili! :) 

It makes fabulous leftovers and delicious chili-cheese-burritos for the entire week! 

Enjoy! 


Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds ground turkey, white
1.5 cups coarsely chopped onions
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 large sweet red pepper, cored, deveined and coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 jalapeno pepper, cored, deveined and finely chopped
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder**
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 can Red Gold Chili Ready Diced Tomatoes

2 cups chicken broth, fresh or canned
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Optional
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream 
fritos 

Directions
Chop all of the vegetables.  

Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large pot and add the turkey meat.  Lightly brown the meat, about 5 minutes, chopping down and stirring as you go along.

Season the meat with the oregano, chipotle chili powder {secret ingredient--do not omit}, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.

Add the onions, garlic, sweet pepper, celery, jalapeno pepper and oregano.  Blend well and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the tomatoes {undrained if you want wetter chili, drained if you want drier} and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

Serve in bowls with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and fritos. 

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