The Cold-Weather Recipe You've Been Waiting For

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By Kmartinelli
The amount of stuff in chili can sometimes make for an overwhelming eating experience, but not in this case. This recipe makes careful choices about the meat (turkey), beans (kidney), and spices (paprika, coriander, oregano, and cinnamon), which means you can adjust the heat however you’d like (and add toppings aplenty).
Best Ever Turkey Chili
Serves 4
Olive oil
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 medium to large onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp hot paprika
1/2 tsp dried coriander
1/4 tsp oregano
Dash of cinnamon
1 lb ground turkey breast
1 cup dark beer, such as Leffe Brown
One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
One 15 1/2-ounce can kidney beans, drained
1/2 tsp hot sauce or chile paste
Salt and pepper
Sour cream, chopped chives, cilantro, and/or shredded cheese, for topping
1. Heat a bit of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the tomato paste, onion, garlic, and red pepper, then cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the chili powder, hot paprika, coriander, oregano, and cinnamon; stir and allow to cook until aromatic, 1 minute.
2. Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until lightly browned. Pour in the beer, and allow to cook down slightly.
3. Add the tomatoes, beans, and hot sauce or chili paste.
4. Allow the chili to simmer, uncovered, until thickened, about 40 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with sour cream, chopped chives, cilantro, and/or shredded cheese.

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