Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Jalapeno Popper Turkey Chili

Jalapeno Popper Turkey Chili | Without a doubt, the best chili recipe there is!

Jalapeno Popper Turkey Chili | Without a doubt, the best chili recipe there is!

In rare form, I have made this at least four times in the last few months. This rarely ever happens except in the case of having homemade pepperoni pizza a few times a month. I took it to a chili lunch in November to celebrate a unit's one-year DUI-free milestone (not my husband's unit, another within the battalion) and it was gone first out of all the crocks of chili and everyone was asking for seconds. Needless to say, a huge hit! I made it a week later for the company's Family Readiness Group meeting, which is really just the soldiers at this point, and was complimented by the self-proclaimed expert on chili that I may have matched the greatness of his own chili. Again...huge hit. Everyone loved it. I made it once more before Nick came home because it really is JUST. THAT. GOOD! Of course, this was the first thing I made for Nick for dinner when he got home because it's jalapeno popper and chili and that is just the most perfect thing to serve someone who has gone 8 months without soup night and good food returning home to a horrible ice storm wasteland! He also loved it.

Basically, what I'm saying here is that this is the very best chili ever in existence!

What you need:
  • 2 Tbsp. EVOO
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning (half a packet)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can fire roasted tex mex tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, cubed
  • Shredded Mexican-style cheese
  1. Heat EVOO and add onion, jalapenos, and garlic; cook on medium-high heat until onion and pepper are tender. I like to do this in a large stockpot to minimize dirty dishes. :)
  2. Add turkey; brown and crumble.
  3. Add taco seasoning and cook for 1 more minute.
  4. Add black beans, corn, tomatoes, salsa, broth, and cilantro. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add cream cheese and stir well to help it melt and mix in uniformly.
  6. Serve garnished with cheese.

Recipe from Kitchen Meets Girl


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