Nov 24, 2007

Leftover Turkey Chili

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 seeded red bell pepper, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 28-oz. can tomatoes, broken up
1 can red kidney beans
4-5 cups cooked turkey, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
juice of one lime
1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded

In a large saucepan or skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion, garlic, celery, peppers and seasonings over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes.

Add tomatoes and simmer gently for 20 minutes.

Add the kidney beans and simmer for 5 more minutes.

Stir in cooked turkey and cook until heated through.

Before serving, add lime juice and fresh cilantro and stir gently.

Serve in bowls and top with shredded Monterey jack cheese.

Serves 4

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