Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Red Wine Turkey Chili

The last trip to Houston I stayed with my sister for a couple days. She's quite the burgeoning cook herself and shared her favorite chili recipe with me. It's a great alternative for those who can't take the heat (and even those who can loved it too!) I tweaked it a bit to feed more people, but it's quite delicious. Thanks Lauren!

Red Wine Turkey Chili

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds ground turkey
1 onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can black beans
1 can red beans
2 cans crushed tomatoes, slightly drained
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
3 tablespoons brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup red wine
1/4 cup water
Cheddar cheese (optional)
Fritos (optional)

Heat a large stock pot on medium and warm oil. Brown turkey meat (about 8 minutes). Add onion and garlic and cook an additional 3 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes and spices and stir. Stir in wine and water, cover, reduce heat and simmer about 30 minutes. Serve with cheddar cheese and Fritos if desired.

This has quite a different taste from my Turkey Bean Chili, so it was nice for a change!


Anonymous said...

Making this THIS weekend! I like spicy... any easy suggestions for crankin' up the heat?

Lindsay said...

I would try using a nice peppery wine such as a Shiraz, and maybe adding a little cayenne pepper :)

Bun Baker said...

I know Kristen has added red pepper flakes to make her chili more spicy- I like mine less spicy, so I don't add any. Brian just put some tabasco in his bowl :) Yay for easy chili :)!!

Jack said...

This looks so fun!! I'm going to try it tonight-- with the red pepper flakes. :) Also, Linds-- you should display your "labels" on your blog page!!