There are two things I love in life: Champagne and Sushi. This post has nothing to do with those two things though because I have no say in what is made on rainy game days, ha! But really, this chili is amaaaazing. It’s inspired by a turkey chili recipe I found by New York Times but I was inspired by Luke’s Sunday morning Bloody Mary’s! Let me know what you think!
A few notes:
- If you want to top with cheese, I highly suggest freshly shredded cheese instead of the pre-shredded cheese. Cheaper and such a better flavor!
- If you want to make it lower carb, nix the beans and onions and add some hearty greens at the end like a kale or spinach!
- Frito scoops are far superior to regular fritos but our store didn’t have them and I wasn’t going to a second store in the Bay Area on a Sunday lol
- My BIGGEST pet peeve is when I buy fresh herbs and they die instantly in my fridge. My best tip for cilantro is to keep it wrapped and put the stems in a cup of water in the fridge. They will last three times the time!
- 1 Tablespoon Oil (Olive or Avocado is preferable for their high smoke point!)
- 1.5 lbs Ground Turkey (White and Dark Combined, I used 1 lb thigh and 1 lb breast)
- 2 cups Chopped Onion
- 3 tablespoons Chopped Garlic
- 1 large Red Bell Pepper, cored, deveined and chopped
- 1 cup Chopped Celery
- 1 Jalapeno, Chopped (if you are sensitive to heat, devein and deseed before chopping)
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh or Dried Oregano (I enjoy fresh more!)
- 3 Tablespoons Chili Powder
- 3 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
- 1 28 ounce can of Diced Tomatoes
- 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
- 2 Cups Chicken Broth
- 2 15 ounce cans of Kidney Beans
- 1/2 Cup of your favorite Bloody Mary Mix
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Stout Beer (drink the rest, we used Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout)
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Optional Toppings: Sour Cream, Fresh Lime, Avocado, Freshly Shredded Cheese, Fritos and Cilantro
In all actuality, Fritos are NOT optional if you are making this for my husband/
- In a large stock pot, heat oil and break up and brown ground turkey, about 5 minutes.
- Add Onions, Garlic, Bell Pepper, Celery, Jalapeno, Oregano, Tomato Paste, Chili Powder and Cumin. Stir to blend and cook for an additional 7 minutes.
- Add Diced Tomatoes, Chicken Broth, Bloody Mary Mix, Worcestershire Sauce, Stout Beer, Salt and Pepper. Bring to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes with lid on.
- Add the drained Kidney Beans and cook for about 10 minutes later. Serve in your bowl of choice with any toppings you’d like!
I hope you enjoy! Let me know what your favorite chili ingredients are. We are always looking for new and improved recipes!