It’s hump day! And what better way to celebrate than with a healthy and quick meal to get you over the Wednesday Blues. This meal is super simple, and super delicious. It’s also packed full of flavor, protein, and all the good stuff to keep you full and satiated. And Chili is always better the next day, so this is the perfect meal that can be stretched over a few days!
It may seem like a lot of work, especially given the amount of ingredients, but most of the prep and work comes from chopping. So don’t be scared! And if you’re really that lazy, you can always buy most of the ingredients already chopped! But for us, personally, chopping is very therapeutic.
Kick Ass Turkey Chili
- 2 pounds Ground Turkey
- 1 medium Onion (Chopped)
- 1 jalapeño (chopped and deseed)
- 1 yellow bell pepper (chopped)
- 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
- ½ cup green onions
- 1 28oz cans diced tomatoes
- 2 10oz cans Rotell tomatoes
- 1 4oz can green chilies
- 1 package of Chili Seasoning
- 1 tablespoon chili power
- 1 teaspoon sriracha seasoning (or Cayenne)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can white beans
- 3 cups frozen corn
- olive oil
- 1 bottle of beer
In a large Dutch oven or cast iron pot, heat two tablespoon of olive oil. When the oil is good and hot, throw in your diced onion and cook for two minutes.
If needed, add another tablespoon of olive oil and add your turkey. Season liberally with kosher salt and pepper.
This is the only time to season the meat, don’t be afraid. Especially with turkey. We like to add a little of sprinkle of cinnamon to the meat while it browns. It adds a real nice depth of flavor.
Next, add the beer and a couple splashes of worchestire and allow the meat to cook in the beer. Cook until the majority of the liquid has cooked off.
Add the bell peppers, jalapenos, and green onions. Mix and cook for a minute.
Add the tomatoes, green chilies, beans and assorted seasonings. Stir and bring to a boil. Then lower and cook for at least two hours.
Add the frozen corn and allow to warm for 3 to 5 minutes.
At this point, taste and adjust the seasoning by adding salt and pepper. Serve with freshly chopped onions, sour cream, and cheese. Enjoy!
* Technically, it can be served once the meat is cooked, but we highly recommend letting it cook and all the flavors meld together. Trust us.
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