November 25, 2005

Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

1 lb cooked turkey, diced
16 oz canned kidney beans, drained
12 oz beer
10 oz Ro-tel tomatoes with chile
6 oz tomato paste
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 small, dried chile peppers
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1/2 lb frozen okra, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin


Soak dried chile peppers in a half cup of hot water, set aside. In a large saucepan, saute onions, garlic and bell pepper in oil until soft. Stir in turkey and all spices including cocoa. Add beer, tomatoes, tomato paste and beans. Stir and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, puree the dried chile peppers in water and add to pot. Cook 15-20 minutes or until chili has thickened and is bubbling.