Turkey Chili

I couldn’t believe just how simple and good this recipe for turkey chili with chickpeas was.

The recipe said to use cocoa powder, this is something I’ve never used in savory dishes before – but always have wanted to (yes, I have seen Chocolate quite a bit and NOT just because I love Johnny Depp). The flavor was unbelievable. I think I’m always going to add cocoa powder to chili from here on out.

This is so good I recommend making a double batch. Use half for that week, and freeze the other half for a quick school night meal.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

4 tsp. olive oil
1 red bell pepper, seeded & chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded & chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 white onion, chopped
1 lb. ground turkey
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp cayenne
3 (14.5 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
14.5 ounce can chickpeas, drained & rinsed

Heat oil in Dutch oven
Sauté peppers and onion until softened
Add turkey meat and cook until no longer pink and cooked through
Add cumin, cocoa powder and cayenne – stir in completely
Add tomatoes, vinegar and chickpeas – bring to a boil
Reduce to simmer cook 35-45 minutes, stirring frequently
Serve hot with your favorite corn bread

Turkey Chili
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded & chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded & chopped
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne
  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 14.5 ounce can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in Dutch oven
  2. Sauté peppers and onion until softened
  3. Add turkey meat and cook until no longer pink and cooked through
  4. Add cumin, cocoa powder and cayenne - stir in completely
  5. Add tomatoes, vinegar and chickpeas - bring to a boil
  6. Reduce to simmer cook 35-45 minutes, stirring frequently
  7. Serve hot with your favorite corn bread

 

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