Friday, September 24, 2010

Spicy Chipotle-Turkey Chili


It was a blustery, gray day.

Everybody needs a few quick and easy recipes in their repertoire.  That is why Cooking Light's October special publication, 5 Ingredient, 15 Minute Recipes, appealed to me at the check out counter recently.  I usually shy away from magazines that tout about quick recipes with few ingredients, but this time I was hooked.

On our trip there was one day that I found myself in agreement with Pooh...it was a blustery day!  It was actually a cold and blustery day.  Since I was cooped up inside I decided to find something to cook.  The recipe for Spicy Chipotle-Turkey Chili sounded like a perfect fit for the day.


Spicy Chipotle-Turkey Chili
adapted from Cooking Light 5 Ingredient, 15 Minute Recipes

Yield: 6 servings (serving size 1 1/2 cups)

1-2 Tbsp canola oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 can chile peppers
2 cups low sodium chicken stock
1 tsp chipotle chile powder
2 (16 oz) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16 oz) jar mild salsa
Shredded cheddar cheese

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add the turkey and chiles to the pan; cook 5 minutes or until turkey is browned, stirring to crumble.  Stir in the stock and next 3 ingredients (through the salsa).  Cover and bring to a boil.  Using a potato masher, mash some of the beans lightly until the chili thickens slightly.  Garnish each serving with shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.

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I served the chili with cornbread muffins.  It was a great combination.  We thought that the flavors were even better the next day!


I am sending this over to Michael at Designs by Gollum because it is Foodie Friday!  Check out all of the wonderful recipes being shared today.

14 comments:

  1. oooh I love chili and this seems super easy!!

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  2. This sounds (and looks) delicious! And what a perfect time for it. This has been an extremely blustery day and temps have dropped about 25 degrees from yesterday.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. That chili looks so good! I wanna dip some tortilla in it!

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  4. cHILI IS COMFORT FOOD TO ME..lOVE THE FIRST SHOT TOO:)

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  5. I love anything with chipotle in it! It gives such a great smoky flavor to foods!!!

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  6. I love nothing more than a comforting bowl of chili (with corn chips, of course) on a cold day! Wish I was experiencing a cold day right now, it is still very warm over here! great recipe, easy and fast, thanks for sharing it.

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  7. Looks delicious, Kate.
    So many things taste better the next day! The pumpkin breads I made taste better today than yesterday, the flavors have blended!
    It has been very warm here, still beach weather.
    A/C still blasting away!

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  8. That chili looks fabulous, Kate! Every once in a while I wish we would have a blustery day! Your first photo spells it out perfectly.

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  9. There's nothing like a good bowl of chili and a corn muffin on a blustery day! (Of course Pooh bear would put honey on his muffins.) This looks wonderful!

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  10. IT'S CHILI WEATHER!! Thanks, Kate. This looks like just the thing for chilly weather. It's my favorite season.

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  11. Wonderful fall food! It's jus the thing for football season. Maybe I'll try this next weekend.

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  12. I've had chili on the brain lately... must make some with my lovely beans from the farmer's market.. your recipe looks splendidly inspiring...can't wait to try!

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  13. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. The chili looks delicious! Sometimes we find the best of recipes from the least unexpected source! Have a nice day!

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  14. I too couldn't resist that magazine/book when I saw it at the supermarket. Your chili looks perfect for our fall weather. I'll definitely give it a try.

    Your chili photo is amazing. It's not easy to get a good shot of soup or chili. Congrats.
    Sam

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