Green Turkey Chili with White Beans
This soup is really easy to make but extremely flavorful. You can even make it in your crockpot if you’d like! I like my foods on the mild side, but if you can handle the heat, you can add in a couple of extra chilies. I don’t recommend using canned beans. I use dried beans which are soaked overnight and then slowly cooked with the rest of the chili. It seems to help thicken the broth and make the chili a little more hearty than a soup.
Sorry, for the short post. I spent all last week in Denver watching my 2 year old nephew (along with my 19 month old son) and I’m exhausted trying to recover! Here’s a picture of the two of them I took with my phone. We had such a fun time, but I can’t imagine having two that close in age! Kudos to all of you moms who do!
- 1 pound ground turkey breast
- ½ yellow onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 3 medium sized Anaheim chilies
- 2 Pablano peppers
- 1 qt chicken broth, low sodium
- 2 cups water
- 1 pound white navy beans, soaked overnight then drained and rinsed
- 1-1/2 tablespoons cumin
- ½ tablespoon dried oregano
- 1-1/2 tablespoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon white pepper
- Brown the ground turkey with the onion and garlic cloves over medium heat until it is cooked thru.
- Place the chilies under a broiler for 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally until all of the sides are blackened.
- Remove from the oven and immediately place them in a heavy duty ziploc bag. Seal it and let them steam for 10 minutes.
- Remove the chilies, then carefully remove the skins. It should be very easy to detach the skin after steaming them.
- Remove the seeds and stems, then chop into small pieces.
- Place the turkey mixture, chilies, chicken broth, water, beans, and spices in a stockpot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook for 2 hours until the beans are soft.
- Alternatively, you can put it all in a crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. This is actually my favorite method because I think the chili gets thicker, plus it’s just so much easier to forget about it for the day!