The weather here in Upper Michigan really cooled down this week putting the whole family in the mood for chili. When I mentioned turkey chili for some reason it really caught on, and I had no choice other than to put it on the menu for supper.
This Simple Turkey Chili Recipe, unlike a lot of other chili recipes, does not call for a lot of cooking time-within an hour you can have hot chili sitting in front of your family on the table. I prepared the recipe as written and thought the spices came together perfectly; but I don’t like a lot of heat. So if you want to turn up the heat a little bit, just increase the amount cayenne pepper. If you’re in the mood for chili and don’t have a lot of time to spend letting it cook give this Simple Turkey Chili Recipe a try. Enjoy
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 onion (chopped)
1 green pepper chopped
2 cups tomato juice
1 can canned crushed tomatoes (28 ounce)
1 can canned kidney beans (16 ounce drained and rinsed)
1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. In a large fry pan using the oil over medium heat, brown the turkey with the onions, green pepper, and garlic; cook until turkey is evenly brown.
2. Mix all ingredients in a large pot; simmer for 30 minutes or until onion and green pepper is tender.
Garnish individual bowls with shredded cheddar (optional)