Poblano-Turkey Sausage Chili

  • LDombeck Posted: 10/12/12
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    Great! I didn't have turkey sausage so i subbed Trader Joe's Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage links. I just chopped them up, so it wasn't ground like the recipe would have, but it was totally fine that way. It was a bit more soupy than chile I usually make, but not watery. We ate it with some tortilla chips instead of the cornbread. The only thing is that my recipe calorie calculator (myfitnesspal - which scans bar codes) had a higher calories count per serving, about 40-50 more. That may be due to my sub of chicken sausage, but that was a total of 400 calories and I would think it would be comparable to turkey sausage. And I didn't use the sour cream either. Maybe my brand of beans were higher than those used by CL? Other than that, super tasty and my husband loved it!

  • Lykkegrace Posted: 01/01/13
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    My husband is a chili-snob and he loves this one. I use chipotle chili powder for about one-third of the recommended amount and add a chipotle chile in ancho sauce. Yes...we like it hot!

  • erikisst Posted: 10/01/12
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    WONDERFUL! Easy, delish and as another poster said - low in Weight Watchers points! My one tip - use a glove when cutting up the poblanos. I didn't realize how spicy they are uncooked and they actually caused a bit of burning on my skin. I was out of chili powder and oregano (go figure) so I used almost 2 tbsp of my homemade taco seasoning which is similar and it worked great. Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a fast and tasty chili recipe!

  • auntcy1 Posted: 09/15/12
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    This was a delicious, and quick Chil - we loved it! I did however made a few changes based on the All-American Two Turkey Chili - I increased the chili powder to 1 1/2 tbsp and doubled oregano and cumin. Also, instead of using 2 extra tbsp of chicken broth I reserved 2 tbsp of liquid from the tomatoes and subbed 1 tbsp arrowroot for the flour. Really, really tasty and definitely in the rotation for a quick hearty meal.

  • lbelli01 Posted: 10/03/12
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    This was easy, except to find turkey italian sauage (I had to sub italian ground turkey). It was good and quick. I like the idea of making it a little smokier. I also cooked it longer, just because...and it is low in calories too.

  • AlisonRSmith Posted: 09/26/12
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    I've made a lot of chilis from CookingLight, but this one by far is a crowd pleaser. Not too spicy for my family, and low points for me and my Weight Watcher regime. I let it simmer longer than the suggested time and didn't add the flour at the end since I'm gluten-free and the extra time allowed it to become thick. Really delicious!

  • roberta11 Posted: 12/05/12
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    Excellent alternative to traditional chili - will definately make again. Increased cumin, chili powder and garlic a little bit, gave it a little more kick.

  • MaryEliz Posted: 02/25/14
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    Good flavor, relatively easy to make and low fat/nutritious. This us a good, solid dish for a chilly weeknight. Ha - no pun intended!

  • MrsDana Posted: 09/16/12
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    Delicious and flavorful. The store I went to did not have Poblano chiles but I bought little red ones and they brought a nice heat to the chili just like the Poblanos would.

  • carolfitz Posted: 09/27/12
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    Easy, one-pot and done. Simmered maybe 15min longer til the chiles were tender. Topped with low-fat cheese & radish slices. Very good.

  • jmeleeS Posted: 01/17/13
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    Loved this chili recipe! Neither my husband nor I could get enough of this filling dish (and I don't usually like chili at all!) I was worried about the beans, but both were fantastic in the dish. I added more garlic, increased spice amounts for more flavor, used a red onion, used Mexican blend for the diced tomatoes, added 1 jalapeno and used hot turkey sausage (Jennie-O), but otherwise made as directed. It was perfect with well developed flavors (shocking for how quick / easy this one is). Absolutely will be making this one again! Enjoy!

  • jspicest Posted: 02/02/14
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    This was so good, I wish I had doubled the recipe to have more leftovers! I used half a jalapeño because I had it in the fridge, plus one large poblano. I also added more onion and garlic and more sausage, because I like a thick chili. I didn't do the flour thing and it turned out just fine. I thought the radishes were a strange idea, but they really work! This goes in my "keep" file.

  • MaryannWimberly Posted: 09/16/12
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    This recipe was so easy and was great to make for watching football. We like more spice and smokey flavor, so I added a third poblano, some chipotle powder and ancho chile powder. And since we had an abundance of summer tomatoes I used diced fresh tomatoes instead of canned. It was delish!

  • LMcKinley22 Posted: 10/09/12
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    Made this for a camping trip and now my boyfriend and I want to go camping again just for the chili! :) Hands down the freshest and tastiest I've ever had!

  • ktleyed Posted: 11/25/12
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    Easy to make, though not all that spicy, I agree with a previous reviewer, I'll use a hotter chile powder next time. Froze quite a bit for lunches.

  • CherylR1954 Posted: 10/12/12
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    Good, solid chili recipe. I was leery of the Italian sausage, but much healthier than chorizo. Not very spicy. I'll probably use hot chili powder next time.

  • Namaste Posted: 10/13/12
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    Made this in the crockpot and it was awesome!

  • clukes25 Posted: 12/30/12
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    We loved this recipe. We opted to use hot Italian turkey sausage versus sweet, and added a bit more chili powder and sausage per the suggestions of other reviewers. This will definitely be a part of our regular rotation! Delicious!

  • sonoma1 Posted: 01/29/13
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    Excellent. After browning the sausage put it all in the crockpot. Cooked on high for 4 hours. Would highly recommend. Added a dollop of low fat sour cream.

  • eppercival Posted: 10/11/12
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    Husband I loved this recipe! We even froze some for a quick after-work dinner. May become my "go-to" chili recipe!

  • TCUnurse Posted: 10/28/12
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    Spicy flavor and perfect for a chilly fall night...topped with shredded cheese and sour cream optional (could use greek yogurt)

  • LKAinCO Posted: 10/06/12
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    We made this on the first cold day of the Fall using local poblano peppers. Perfect amount of spicy and flavor to warm you up from the inside out. We accompanied it with homemade cheddar corn cornbread - Yummy Comfort Food!

  • MaryBroderick Posted: 01/06/14
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    I loved this very good & easy too make I had a similar recipe but this one is better!

  • pamgewin Posted: 09/30/13
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    This is delish!! I used hot italian sausage instead of sweet! easy and good!

  • Cherrybelle Posted: 11/26/13
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    Really good my husband and son both loved it. We have many different chili recipes in our house and we all have our favorite but this was a favorite for us all.

  • denvertvguy Posted: 12/10/13
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    Terrific. Used Ground Turkey instead of sausage to cut down on sodium but this recipe is dead simple and really great... the use of the peppers is the key, well done recipe all around.

  • nnadiofuvnap Posted: 12/01/13
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    I made it as directed the first time and it was good. This time, I did it in the crock pot, and pretty much doubled the spices and added 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika. Emeril would say BAM! but I can't say anything 'cause my mouth is full of this good stuff! Oh, and try it with fire-roasted tomatoes!

  • laebrown Posted: 11/23/13
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    Just came here to throw another five-star review on the pile. This recipe is truly amazing. My boyfriend is still talking about it weeks later; I'll be making it again this weekend. The only thing I accidentally altered was throwing a roasted anaheim chile in with the poblanos (which I also roasted and peeled). I think it was a good addition! ;-) You've gotta serve with with the radishes and sour cream. SO good! :-)

  • westlick7 Posted: 03/08/14
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    I could not find poblano peppers at our grocery store, so I used anaheim peppers instead. I was really impressed with the flavor that came out of this dish. I never thought to add turkey sausage to chili before, but the flavors were amazing together.

  • daneanp Posted: 06/30/14
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    DH really liked this thicker, heartier chili. I went to 2 markets and neither had poblanos. I had to settle for jalapeno (I used one). The flavors were good - I bet lunch will be even better tomorrow. I think a can of sliced olives could be a nice addition to this. I'll make it again.

  • pearlos Posted: 10/11/13
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    Made this as written - everyone loved it!

  • bbelding713 Posted: 12/17/13
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    This was awesome! I added a little bit more turkey sausage, and it turned out perfect!

  • tnwalsh Posted: 06/14/14
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    We had never tried turkey italian sausage before and honestly couldn't tell the difference in this recipe, it was excellent. Added a jalapeno as we like spice and used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. It froze very well and was just as good out of the freezer.

  • JessicaJJM Posted: 02/16/14
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    Oconomowoc, WI

    I like trying new chili recipes and this one was good, but I've made better. I did add hamburger (and glad I did) I also used a habanero instead of Poblano for more spice. Over all could have been more flavorful, but I'm glad I tried it. Liked the cilantro addition!

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