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Leftover Turkey Chili

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Here is a recipe that is also heart-smart as well as being filling. If you wish to have a little more ‘heat’ in your Leftover Turkey Chili, just add a little dash of hot sauce (such as Tabasco or Louisiana Hot Sauce), and/or substitute jalepeno peppers for the chili peppers.


2 T vegetable oil

1 large sweet white onion, diced

4 cloves of garlic, minced

2 stalks of diced celery

1 diced green pepper

1 diced red pepper

1 T oregano

1 T cumin

1 T chili powder

1-28 oz canned tomatoes 2 T tomato paste

1-19 oz canned black beans, rinsed well and drained

19 oz canned white kidney beans, rinsed well and drained

3-4 seeded and diced chili peppers

2 c cooked diced turkey

salt and pepper

hot sauce to suit your taste

  1. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and celery, cooking until soft, approximately 10 minutes.
  2. Add the green and red bell peppers, cooking another 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the oregano, cumin, chili powder, tomatoes, and tomato paste and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the black and kidney beans, chilies and cooked turkey. Heat through.
  5. Season with added slat, pepper and hot sauce as desired to taste.
  6. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with grated cheese. (You can serve this turkey chili in hollowed out medium sized bread bowls, or large whole-wheat buns for added heartiness. For more cost cutting economical recipes and more, check the category section on blog)