Chipotle Turkey Chili with Apples and Cheddar

Jen Geelen


Saw this on the Rachael Ray Show and thought it looked yummy. Can't wait to try this out!

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2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 lb
ground turkey
1 can(s)
chipotle chilis in adobo sauce
1 Tbsp
ground coriander
1 Tbsp
ground cumin
1 Tbsp
sweet smoked paprika
red onion, chopped
2 clove
garlic, chopped
green apples, divided
juice of 1/2 lemon
cinnamon stick
bay leaves
3 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 1/2 c
chicken stock
1 c
apple cider
shredded super sharp white cheddar cheese
pepitas (toasted pumpkin seeds)
tortilla chips

How to Make Chipotle Turkey Chili with Apples and Cheddar


  • 1Heat the EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add turkey and brown, using a potato masher to break it up as it cooks.
  • 2Using a food processor, purée chipotles and 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (to dial back the heat level, scrape the seeds out of the chiles first). Stir 2 tablespoons of the chipotle purée into the turkey and season with salt and pepper. Reserve the remaining purée to adjust the heat at the end of cooking (freeze whatever's leftover in a storage bag). Stir in the coriander, cumin and paprika. Add the onion and garlic.
  • 3Peel and chop 1 apple and add to the chili. Leave the remaining apple unpeeled, chop and dress with the lemon juice. Add the cinnamon and bay leaves to the chili, cover and lower the heat. Cooking, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, then the stock and cider. Simmer to let flavors meld.
  • 4To serve, top bowlfuls of chili with cheese, chopped apples and pepitas. Serve with the chips alongside.

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About Chipotle Turkey Chili with Apples and Cheddar

Course/Dish: Turkey, Turkey Soups, Chili
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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