Monterey Turkey Chili
No need to loosen your belt after eating this chili. With turkey as our staple, we've lightened up the traditional beef filler and added even more vegetables to elevate the health factor.
Of course, you could go for the gold by piling on the sour cream, cheese, and red onions. Whichever route you take, it's the perfect meal for savoring as leftovers. Serve it alone or with delicious cornbread!
step 1Heat the oil in a stock pot until hot over high heat.
step 2Add the bell peppers, onions, celery, and carrots and lower heat.
step 3Sauté until onions are translucent, about 15 minutes.
step 4Add the turkey and the garlic, brown for about 10-15 minutes. For a chunkier chili, do not break up the turkey with the spoon too much. Drain off excess fat.
step 5Add the chili powder, oregano, cumin, and cayenne pepper (optional), and sauté for another minute.
step 6Add the green chilies, beans, and tomatoes (including the juice).
step 7Stir in cilantro, if desired. Simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking.
step 8Serve topped with grated cheese, chopped red onion, and sour cream, if desired.