Healthy Chipotle Chili
Southwestern style chili with tomatoes, chipotle peppers and beef. The chipotle pepper add a nice smoky flavor to the dish. Spice it up or spice it down, it is up to you.
1 pound ground turkey1 teaspoon dried thyme1/2 teaspoon dried sage2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 small onion, chopped3 garlic cloves, minced1 tablespoon chili powder1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1 tablespoon chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, choppedSalt and black pepper to taste
- In a large stock pot or Dutch oven brown the turkey, thyme and sage. Once browned, drain well and remove from kettle.
- In the same kettle, warm the olive oil over medium heat, then sauté the onion and garlic until onions are translucent. Add chili powder, cayenne pepper and tomato juice. Reduce liquid by ½, about 15 or 20 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and bring to a boil; stir in petite diced tomatoes, chili hot beans, chipotle pepper and cooked ground turkey.
- Simmer over medium-low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add salt and black pepper; stir to blend.
Option: Sprinkle with condiments such as shredded cheese, green onion, tomatoes, onion or tortilla chips