Updated: Apr 18, 2019
I am currently sitting under 3 blankets during this "Polar Vortex" at a record -22 degrees. I never thought I would be praying for zero degree weather to come back but here I am. My husband and I have been enjoying this chili for the past couple of days to keep us warm so I thought I would share the love. This is not your typical "hearty" chili but more of a light and fresh version which I love. I add fire roasted corn from Trader Joes (found in the freezer section) which is amazing. If you can't get to TJ's it's just as good with a can found at any grocery store (just make sure it says fire roasted). Based on my last several posts you probably think my meals resemble that of Elf (spaghetti with syrup and marshmallows) but I do eat real food! We are actually trying our best to be a little healthier in the new year. We will see how long that lasts. LOL.
1-14 oz can diced tomatoes
1-14 oz can chicken broth
2 teaspoons oregano
3 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
few dashes of salt and pepper (salt optional)
1 TB olive oil
1 small onion (chopped)
1 red pepper (diced)
3 stalks celery (chopped)
1 TB minced garlic
1 pound ground turkey
1-14 oz can red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 bag frozen Mexican roasted corn from Trader Joes (prepared according to package directions) OR 1-14 oz can fire roasted corn (drained)
shredded cheese for topping (optional)
sliced avocados for topping (optional)
sour cream for topping (optional, We LOVE the spicy jalepino sour cream by Cacique right next to the regular sour cream. I actually stir about 1/4 cup into the whole pot if you are up for it!)
1. Add the first 6 ingredients to a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer.
2. In a large skillet add the olive oil, onion, red pepper and celery. Saute 5-7 minutes stirring frequently until vegetables start to become tender.
3. Add turkey and garlic to the skillet and continue to cook (and break apart meat) until it is no longer pink.
4. Once fully cooked, add turkey and vegetables to the pot. Stir in beans. If using canned corn stir in now.
5. Continue simmering the chili for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Prepare the Trader Joe's corn mixture in a skillet, stir into the chili.
7. Serve with shredded cheese, avocados, and sour cream if you desire!