Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup Mexican beer
1 cup dried pinto beans
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 medium-size green bell peppers, coarsely chopped
1 (8-oz.) package dried lima beans
l large onion, coarsely chopped
5 cups unsalted chicken cooking stock
2 1/2 cups 1/2-inch peeled sweet potato cubes
Garnishes: green onions, cilantro, sweet mini pepper slices
How to Make It
Season turkey with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sauté turkey in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until browned. Transfer mixture to a 6-qt. slow cooker.
Add tomato paste to skillet, and cook, stirring often, 30 seconds. Add beer, and bring to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet. Boil 2 to 3 minutes or until reduced by half; stir into turkey mixture. Add beans and next 8 ingredients; stir in stock. Cover and cook on HIGH 7 hours. Stir in sweet potatoes; cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour or until potatoes are tender.
We tested with Modelo Especial beer and Swanson Unsalted Chicken Cooking Stock.
This recipe is fantastic - healthy and with fabulous flavor. It was a huge crowd pleaser. Highly recommend.One
reviewer questioned whether the 7-hour cook time should be on LOW. It
should not. I tried the recipe first on HIGH and then a second time on
LOW as the reviewer suggested, and the LOW setting didn't cook the dried
I'm pretty sure that 7 hour cook time is supposed to be on LOW, with only the last hour on high. I made this with white wine instead of beer because I was taking it to work and one of my co-workers has celiac disease so I had to make it gluten free. It's good as is, but it needs... something. Maybe a little bit of Worcestershire? It seems to be missing that umami taste I'm looking for in a chili. Overall pretty tasty though.