Turkey chilli recipe
“Try ground turkey in your next chilli, it makes a lean health conscious alternative to traditional versions”
- Preparation time: 15 mins
- Cook time: 35 mins
- Total time: 50 mins
- Yield: serves 4-6
Chilli is one of those great winter comfort foods. Traditionally it's made with ground beef, but why not try ground turkey for a change. Turkey is a very lean meat, which makes it a great favourite for the health conscious.
I like a piping hot bowl of turkey chilli for lunch, paired with some tortilla chips, to fuel me through an activity packed afternoon.
- Put the oil in a large saucepan and gently cook the onion until translucent, then add the ground turkey and cook until browned. You shouldn't need to drain off any fat juices because if you buy lean ground turkey there shouldn't be much fat.
- Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes, kidney beans and stock and increase the heat until the contents are bubbling.
- Add the peppers, sambal oelek, chilli, turmeric, herbs and black pepper, and mix well. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
- Serve with rice, hot crusty gluten free bread, or tortilla chips.
You can easily freeze this recipe, simply wait until it's cold, then spoon single portions into small freezer tubs, label, and freeze. Defrosting completely before cooking will be required.