Chipotle Turkey Chili Recipe

Chipotle Turkey Chili Recipe
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I am kind of a baby when it comes to spicy food. So, I felt really adventurous when I decided to make this turkey chili with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. (Get a can of that stuff, taste it, and tell me that’s not spicy...)

I’ve made turkey chili before, but always with a kitchen sink-type list of ingredients (Extra celery? Throw it in there...), so this time I wanted to go in streamlined and with a kick. The crunch and sweetness of corn really works with the smoky kick of the adobo sauce and the hit of spice you get when you bite into a little piece of chipotle pepper. I used organic, no-salt-added tomato soup instead of stock, which I find can make a chili too runny. Plus, the extra tomato flavor adds a light richness to the base of the chili.

Okay, enough waxing poetic — go forth with this spicy (for me) turkey chili. Serve with cornbread hot from the oven!

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Notes

Note: I prefer cannellini beans, but you could substitute kidney, black, navy, or pinto beans for them, whichever you like best. Also, the corn can be removed with no major change of flavors — it just makes the whole thing taste lighter and almost summery, so if you want hearty and comforting, maybe leave it out.

Ingredients

  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1  pound  ground turkey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • white onion, chopped
  • 1/2  clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2  teaspoon  canned chipotle peppers, minced, plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce reserved
  • 1/2  teaspoon  cumin
  • 1  teaspoon  California chili powder, plus more to taste
  • 4  teaspoons  tomato paste
  • 1 1/2  cup  crushed tomatoes
  • 1  cup  unsalted tomato soup
  • One 15-ounce can cannellini beans
  • One 15-ounce can corn
  • Warm cornbread, for serving

Directions

Drizzle a small amount of olive oil in the bottom of a large pot over medium heat. Season the ground turkey with salt and pepper, breaking up the meat with your hands, and add it into the pot. Cook until there’s no pink left on the meat, about 8 minutes, then put the turkey into a bowl and set aside.

Add the onion and garlic to the pot, and cook until the onions are translucent, about 6-7 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste. Add the chipotle peppers and reserved adobo sauce, stir well, and add the turkey back in. Then, add the cumin, chili powder, tomato paste, and crushed tomatoes, and stir well to combine.

Add the tomato soup, scraping everything from the bottom of the pan, and simmer together for about 20 minutes. Add the canned beans and corn and cook until just warmed through, roughly 8 minutes. Season with additional salt, pepper, or chili powder, to taste, and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
31g
67%
Vitamin A, RAE
53µg
8%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
15mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
82mg
8%
Choline, total
101mg
24%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
48mg
15%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
276mg
39%
Selenium, Se
32µg
58%
Sodium, Na
354mg
24%
Water
142g
5%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Chipotle Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include chiles, rice, adobo seasoning, and beans.

Chipotle Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use for your dish.