1 red bell pepper (1/2 lb.), rinsed, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced or pressed 1 fresh jalapeño chili, rinsed, stemmed, seeded, and minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 or 3 turkey thighs (about 3 lb. total)
1 can (15 oz.) hominy (yellow or white), rinsed and drained
1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes in purée or chopped tomatoes
Shredded jack cheese
Canned sliced black ripe olives
Thinly sliced green onions
Salt and pepper
How to Make It
In a 4 1/2-quart or larger electric slow-cooker, mix the onion, bell pepper, garlic, jalapeño, chili powder, oregano, and cumin.
Pull off and discard skin from turkey thighs; trim off and discard fat. Rinse thighs and lay on vegetables in cooker. Pour hominy and tomatoes with juice over turkey.
Cover and cook until turkey pulls easily from the bone, 6 to 7 hours on low, 4 to 5 hours on high. If possible, turn meat over about halfway through cooking.
With a slotted spoon, transfer turkey to a plate. Skim and discard any fat from cooking liquid. When turkey is cool enough to handle, in about 10 minutes, discard bones and tear meat into large chunks. Return meat and juices to cooker; cover and cook until hot, 10 to 15 minutes.
Spoon turkey chili into wide bowls. Top portions as desired with cheese, olives, and green onions. Add salt and pepper to taste.
MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.
I upped the amount of chili powder, and used two thighs and one smoked turkey leg. The chili had wonderful flavor. I, also, added a can of rinsed Pinto beans, because my husband loves beans in his chili. My husband loved it but indicated that there was too much meat. I liked it that way. It did turn out real thick. I added some chicken stock to loosen it up.