By: Angela Keyser, HQO’s Vice President of Marketing
This turkey chili is really easy to make and includes delicious and nutritious ingredients like brown rice, black beans and corn. Serve with a touch of sour cream to balance the heat from the cumin and a side of cornbread and you have a hearty and warm meal for any cold winter night.
This December I wrote about the amazing Christmas parties my mom used to throw on the farm in Wisconsin when we were kids. Ironically, this chili recipe was originally made at the first Christmas party I threw as an adult. I was living in a great townhouse in Norfolk, VA with two other female professionals and I was all about throwing a party so all of our friends could meet. We spent a full weekend before the party making cookies and planning. It was a great time. But, we were worried just cookies and finger food wouldn’t be enough to eat. Since we were all working during the week and our party was on a Friday night, we needed to come up with a make-ahead meal that could be hearty enough to (e’hem) absorb all the delicious beverages we’d be serving! Of course, the first thing we did was call our moms and ask for advice. The consensus was clear, make something – like chili – that can be served in a pot on the stove or in a crockpot on the buffet table. The result was this chili and it was a huge success! I thought our guests were just being kind by commenting on how delicious it was. But, when I entered it into my extended family’s chili cook-off contest that Christmas Eve and WON, I knew it was a keeper! Now it’s a must-make every fall and winter for many of my friends and family so I just had to share with you too. Enjoy!
“Award-Winning” Turkey Chili with Cumin*1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound ground turkey 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper 32 ounces chicken broth 1 can black beans, rinsed 2 cups frozen corn 1 cup brown rice, uncooked 1 jar salsa verde (about 1-2 cups) 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped cilantro Sour cream for topping
*Recipe adapted from this Women’s Day Turkey Chili recipe.