1 lb ground turkey
2 turkey thighs, skinned and cut from the bone
1/2 bag each, kidney and pinto beans
2 cans diced tomato's, chili style
2 cans tomato paste
2 Serrano pepper
1 Anaheim pepper
1 green pepper
1 bunch scallion
dried minced onion
ancho chili powder
crushed red pepper
First you have to soak the beans overnight. I like using 2 kinds of beans and 2 types of turkey. The thighs need to be skinned, but they leave enough fat to help spread the flavor of all the spices.
I start the beans and spices first. I like to let them cook in a crock pot for 3 hrs.
Then I cut up the peppers and meat, and add it all to the mix. If there's room in the pot, put the bones in too, t The tomato paste adds thickness and flavor. The fresh peppers add that kind of lively flavor. The crushed red peppers are all heat and no flavor, so they can be skipped. You can use jalapeno's if you like. Cook for 3 more hours.
This is a typical meal for me to cook. One big pot, feeds a lot of people. My problem is that only 2 of us live here, so we end up having whatever I cook as leftovers all week. Its pretty convenient as lunch or dinner. Not a ton of fat or grease, good protein, a very healthy meal. I use a little bit of a lot of spices, almost like Indian cooking. I find I don't mess it up nearly as much as I used to. This batch is going to be a little hot, you can cut back on the heat if you like. Its only good if you really like it. When one person wants it to be less hot, make it less hot, and add some Tabasco sauce to yours when its done. I also cut the peppers into rings, so they are easy to take out of the finished chili.
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