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Quick Turkey Chili

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 46 mins
Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings
Don't let the long list of ingredients deter you; chances are you'll have most of them on hand.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (28-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16-oz.) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup beer*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Garnish: sour cream

How to Make It

  1. Sauté chopped onion in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender; add garlic, and sauté 1 minute.

  2. Add turkey, chili powder, and cumin, and cook, stirring often, 8 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Stir in tomato paste, and cook 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 5 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Garnish, if desired.

  3. *Chicken broth may be substituted.