Do you remember a couple of weeks ago when I posted these chili dogs? I made the turkey chili for those dogs and promised to share that recipe with you as well. And, here I am 2 weeks later, finally getting it to you!
I have a beef chili recipe that I developed over the past couple of years, but since I was using Jennie-O products for these chili dogs, I thought it would be appropriate to also use turkey chili! And, I could have probably used my beef chili recipe and subbed the turkey, but I thought I'd look for something a little more spicy instead. I found this recipe from Midwest Living, and it turned out fantastic!! Granted, I subbed the turkey in this one for the sirloin they used, but the flavor is what I was looking for! I wound up using it for the dogs, for a taco salad, and then just to eat with some tostada shells! It was quite tasty, and now I have two great chili recipes in my arsenal Suh-weet!!
Chili isn't usually a go-to meal for summer, but if you have chili dogs anywhere on your menu this summer, I suggest you try making a batch of this to top your dogs!
TNT Turkey Chili
Adapted from Midwest Living
- 1 1/2 lbs lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
- 1 cup water
- 1 8oz can tomato sauce
- 5 Tbsp chili powder
- 6 Tbsp flour (optional, for thickening)
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 1 Tbsp ground comino
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp ground red pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- Heat the oil over medium high heat in a dutch oven or heavy pot. Add the onions and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the turkey and cook, stirring, unti browned.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 2 hours.