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Turkey Chili Recipe

By Dan Nemec

24 Feb 2020

Julia Moskin @ NY Times Cooking

I began with the following NY Times recipe, but modified it a lot for my tastes and ingredients I could find at the store.

https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017160-texas-style-chili

Below is my modified recipe:

Turkey Chili

Full Ingredients

2 lb ground turkey
2 tbsp cumin
4 tbsp chile powder
1 tsp salt
0.5 tbsp oregano
1.5 tbsp masa harina
1 tbsp cocoa powder (can use 0.5 oz unsweetened chocolate if you have on hand)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 white onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
3 jalapeños, seeded and chopped
28 oz canned tomatoes, crushed - with liquid
3.5 cups water

Step 1

Ingredients Used in Step 1

2 lb ground turkey

Directions

In a large, heavy pot over high heat, brown the meat in batches. As it is cooked, remove the meat to a container on the side and continue browning the remaining meat. Do not clean out the pot between batches or after all meat is browned.

Step 2

Ingredients Used in Step 2

1 white onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
3 jalapeños, seeded and chopped
1.5 tbsp masa harina
2 tbsp chile powder
2 tbsp cumin
0.5 tbsp oregano

Directions

To the empty pot, add the onion, garlic, jalapeños, masa harina, chile powder, cumin, and oregano. Cook, stirring, until onion has softened, 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 3

Ingredients Used in Step 3

cooked ground turkey
3.5 cups water
28 oz tomatoes, crushed with liquid
2 tbsp chile powder
0.5 tsp salt
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

After the onion has softened, add the meat, water, tomatoes, cocoa/chocolate, salt, cinnamon, and remaining chili powder. Bring to a gentle simmer and simmer about 1.5 hours. Taste and add salt if necessary.

Step 4

Serve immediately or let cool and refrigerate.