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Turkey Chili Cheese Pie with Cornmeal Crust

Photo: Kate Sears
Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 5 hrs
Yield Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 15-oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 482
  • fat 24 g
  • satfat 6 g
  • protein 28 g
  • carbohydrate 40 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 112 mg
  • sodium 934 mg

How to Make It

  1. Mist slow-cooker insert with cooking spray. Warm 2 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and chili powder and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in turkey, mixing well and breaking up large clumps of meat. Stir in tomatoes and broth. Add beans, bring to a boil and pour into slow cooker.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Mix well, then stir in egg, milk, 1/4 cup vegetable oil and cheese. Pour batter over chili in slow cooker and gently spread to cover. Cover slow cooker and cook on low until chili is hot and crust is lightly browned and cooked through, about 5 hours.