Close up of Green Chili, as seen on Mary Makes It Easy, season 2.
Recipe courtesy of Mary Berg

Green Chili

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Active: 1 hr
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Step up your chili game with this green version of your favorite warm and comfort meal. Made with celery, corn, green salsa and white kidney beans this hearty meal packs the veggies and flavor.





  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey, season with salt and black pepper and cook until golden and cooked through. Remove the turkey from the pot and set aside.
  2. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and add the celery, onions and bell pepper. Season with salt and black pepper, turn the heat down to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, cumin and chili powder and cook for another minute to take the edge off the garlic and lightly toast the spices. Add the turkey back into the pot along with the beans, corn and oregano. Deglaze the pan with the beer and stir in the green salsa. Turn the heat down to low.
  3. With your broiler turned to high or over the open flame of a grill or gas stove top, char the skins of the poblanos and jalapeño until blistered and the peppers are soft. Transfer the peppers into a bowl, cover and allow to cool and steam for 5 minutes. Peel the charred skins from the peppers and transfer the flesh to a blender or small food processor along with the cilantro, including the stems. Add 1/2 cup of the chicken broth and blitz until smooth.
  4. Pour 1 cup of the remaining chicken broth along with the pepper puree into the pot, turn the heat up to medium and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes to bring the flavors together. If the chili looks a bit thick, add the remaining 1/2 cup of chicken broth.
  5. Serve immediately topped with sour cream, avocado, cilantro, green onions, radish, tortilla chips, and/or lime wedges or divide into containers, allow to cool and store in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.