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Hearty Turkey Chili Recipe

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This recipe for Hearty Turkey Chili, by , is from Four Generations of Johnson Women, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Amy Atwell
Added: Tuesday, November 13, 2007


1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey or ground beef
1 c. chopped yellow onion
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 16-oz. cans whole tomatoes, chopped
1 14 oz. can tomato sauce
1 14 oz. can Hunt's Manwich
1 to 2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 14-oz. can dark red kidney beans
1 14-oz can light red kidney beans

Using a large, deep, saucepan, cook the ground meat, onion
and green pepper in the vegetable oil over medium heat until
the meat is fully browned. Add the garlic, tomatoes, tomato
sauce, Manwich and spices. Lower heat and simmer 1 to 2
hours. Rinse and drain kidney beans and add to the chili.
Cook for another 30 minutes.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a side of cornbread.

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40 minutes plus simmering time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom taught me to add Manwich to almost
any chili recipe. I pulled this recipe from a book on cooking
for diabetics, and it's surprisingly good with turkey.
Remember to discard the bay leaf before serving. The other
big suprise is that this chili tastes great with champagne.




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