- Course: Main Course
- Skill Level: Moderate
- Cost: Inexpensive
- Favorited: 30 Times
Our good friend Terry Jarvis and his wife, Cherry, love to cook and entertain friends, and this is one of their favorite recipes. The ground turkey is essentially grease-free and much leaner than ground beef. This thick chili is so good you will want to share the recipe with all of your friends. Serve with warm cornbread.
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 cup peeled and finely diced yellow onion
- 5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1½ pounds ground turkey
- 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
- 1 cup diced celery
- One 12-ounce jar of your favorite salsa
- One 28-ounce can plum tomatoes with sauce (break up the tomatoes with your fingers)
- Two 14.5-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
- One 14.5-ounce can corn, drained
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Grated pepper Jack cheese, for garnish
Heat the olive oil with the onions and garlic in a 5½-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the ground turkey and brown lightly, crumbling with a fork as it cooks. Add the red pepper and celery. Then add the salsa and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes with sauce, black beans, corn, chili powder, and cumin.
Season with salt and pepper. Serve in warmed soup bowls and sprinkle with the pepper Jack cheese.
© 2006 Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne
Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving and does not include grated cheese, for serving.