2000s Recipes + Menus

Turkey Chili

Serves6 to 8
  • Active time:20 min
  • Start to finish:45 min
November 2008
This fragrant, low-fuss soup warms and fills with chunks of turkey and the smoky burn of chipotle chiles.
  • 1 large white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 bell peppers (any color), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 (28-oz) can whole tomatoes in juice
  • 1 (19-oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Accompaniments:

    sour cream; sliced avocado; chopped white onion; lime wedges
  • Cook onion and peppers in oil in a heavy medium pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Add spices and brown sugar and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes with juice, breaking them up with back of a spoon, then add beans, water, and 1 tsp salt and simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
  • Stir in turkey and let stand, covered, until heated through, 5 minutes.
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