Thursday, March 4, 2010

Jerk Turkey Chili

This isn't my first time making this chili. I actually made it a couple times before just never blogged about it. This is a product of watching "The Rachael Ray Show" on a day off about a year or two ago.

She has so many chili recipes and I'm always excited to try them. This one has a very unique flavor. The cinnamon and honey really provide a sweet taste to the chili that I think really completes this dish. The sweet taste with the combination of the spice really makes this chili an over all winner! It's really easy too!

•2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

•2 pounds ground turkey breast
•2 medium onions, chopped
•4 garlic cloves, chopped or grated
•2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
•2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
•3 tablespoons chili powder
•1 tablespoon cumin
•1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
•1 teaspoon allspice
•1/4 cup tomato paste
•Salt and ground black pepper
•1 bottle beer, preferably an India Pale Ale (if you don’t want to use beer, use more stock or water)
•2 cups chicken stock
•3 tablespoons honey

In a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat, add two turns of the pan of EVOO. Cook the ground turkey until brown, about 5 minutes. Add in the onions, garlic and peppers, and cook until the onions are translucent, about 5-6 minutes. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, allspice, tomato paste, salt and ground black pepper, and cook about 1 minute. Add in the beer, chicken stock and honey and bring up to a bubble. Simmer for about 15 minutes.

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