Emeril's Two-Bean Turkey Chili

Total Time:
1 hr 56 min
Prep:
40 min
Cook:
1 hr 16 min

Yield:
about 3 quarts
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 3 cups chopped yellow onions
  • 3/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro stems
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Emeril's Southwest Essence, recipe follows
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon crumbled Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juices
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and drained kidney beans
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and drained black beans
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • Emeril's Southwest Essence:
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
Directions

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a 4 quart large, heavy saucepan and, when hot, add the onions and both the red and green bell peppers and cook until vegetables are soft and lightly caramelized, about 6 minutes. Add the jalapenos and garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and the turkey, cilantro stems, chili powder, Southwest Essence, cocoa powder, cumin, salt, oregano, sugar, and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring to break up any lumps, until the turkey is cooked through and the spices are very fragrant, about 6 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Add the kidney beans and black beans and cook until the flavors come together and the chili has thickened, about 30 minutes longer. Add the cilantro, remove from the heat and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Emeril's Southwest Essence:

Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

Yield: 1/2 cup


CATEGORIES:
View All

Cooking Tips
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
More Recipes and Ideas
Loading review filters...
BROWSE REVIEWS BY KEYWORD

    This recipe is featured in:

    The Best Main Dish Recipes