Dave's Turkey Chili

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Author Notes: This recipe is safe for both Giants and Patriots fans to consume, since it originated from a Jets fan. See the Jets hat in the photo. Much to my family's dismay, my brother Dave defected from our Giants bloodline and became a Jets fan. However, he is a great cook and makes a mean chili. This chili can be a meal or an appetizer for the Super Bowl, depending how you serve it.The Communal Pantry

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Serves 6-8

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 ounces can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • 1 small can green chilis
  • 1 can white kidney beans drained
  • ancho chili powder (or regular chili powder)
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper or equivalent jarred (if you are not down with the heat)
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 bottle of beer
  • ground paprika to taste
  1. In a large stock pot or dutch oven heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil on high heat. Add onion and garlic. Stir until onions are translucent.
  2. Add turkey and sprinkle liberally with ancho chili powder. Stir and break meat apart until brown.
  3. Add half bottle of beer and crushed tomatoes. Bring to a rolling boil and reduce heat to low.
  4. Add beans, green chilis, ancho chile powder, cumin and cayenne. Cover and cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, pepper and paprika. GO WATCH THE GAME.
  5. MOST IMPORTANT STEP OF THE RECIPE: DRINK REMAINING HALF BOTTLE OF BEER.
  6. Serve with some or all of the following: rice, sour cream, green onions, cheese, tortillas, hot sauce. This can be served as an appetizer with tortilla chips.

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