This hearty chili features turkey sausage, chopped poblano chiles, and a host of flavorful spices.
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 cup prechopped onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
8 ounces sweet turkey Italian sausage
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 poblano chiles, seeded and finely chopped
1 bay leaf
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons no-salt-added chicken stock (such as Swanson), divided
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
Sliced radishes (optional)
How to Make It
Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 4 minutes or until browned. Remove casings from sausage; add sausage to pan. Stir in chili powder, oregano, cumin, poblanos, and bay leaf; cook 4 minutes or until sausage is browned, stirring to crumble sausage.
Add 1 cup stock, tomatoes, and beans. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until slightly thickened. Combine flour and the remaining 2 tablespoons stock in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk to form a slurry. Add slurry to chili, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro and black pepper. Discard bay leaf. Serve with sour cream and sliced radishes, if desired.
I made half the recipe and 3 servings is about right. I used hot sausage that i had on hand, didn't add flour, used both beans, and served with cheddar. It was nice and thick and had a good kick to it. My poblano was large.
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!
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!
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!