Sunday, November 30, 2008

Veg & Turkey Chili

No picture of chili, sorry! we ate it too fast. But here is the recipe:
Diana's Veg-Out Turkey Chili (Make substitutions to your heart's content)

1 large onion, diced until translucent

Add (in this order)
1 cup onions
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced zuke
1 diced pepper (any color)
1 diced eggplant
add to taste
2-3 diced jalapenos
2-3 cloves garlic
If you'd like some added heat, use a couple of canned chipotles in adobe sauce (scrape out the seeds to control the heat and mince them).

Brown 1 lb ground turkey
add that into the veggie mix along with
2 tsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp each: oregano, basil, cumin
1 (or so) tsp each ground chipotle and ground ancho chili powder
(I use Penzey's chipotle, ancho and chili powders)
1 healthy pinch of cinnamon
1 can black beans
1 can cannelloni beans
1 can vegetarian baked beans (These are the beans I use. Use whatever beans are your favorites)
1 large can crushed or diced tomatoes (I like the fire roasted)
Couple tablespoons of tomato paste

Simmer the works for about 1 hour
just before serving add
juice from 1 lime
1/4 c. grated bittersweet chocolate
a healthy dose of fresh cilantro (1/2 c or so, to taste)

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