Choi calls this recipe "My Friend Mexene"; she says the Mexene brand chili powder along with the light beer make the flavor of the chili. She likes to prepare a double batch and freeze any leftovers.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 1/2 cups chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon chili powder (such as Mexene)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15.5-ounce) can small red beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained and coarsely chopped
3/4 cup light beer
1/3 cup hot brewed coffee
How to Make It
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add ground turkey; cook 6 minutes, stirring to crumble. Stir in water and next 6 ingredients (water through tomatoes), and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beer and coffee; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.