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White Turkey Chili

November 29th, 2010 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Chili, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern, Turkey

If you’ve got leftover bird to use up or you just need a good chili recipe, you’ve got to try this White Turkey Chili. After his first bite, Husband exclaimed, “Now that’s a reason to get a turkey!” ‘Nuf said.

The recipe calls for fresh jalapeno and fresh or roasted Anaheim chilies. Since I didn’t have those ingredients and didn’t feel like going to the store, I substituted one 12-oz. jar of Salsa Verde which had tomatillos, green chilies, onion and jalapenos in it. I also used 2 teaspoons dried oregano instead of the fresh oregano. If you don’t have turkey, cooked chicken would work just as well.

I cooked the chili in a pot on the stove for 20-30 minutes instead of in a crockpot. If you use the stovetop method, be sure to stir the chili every few minutes after adding the cornmeal/broth mixture so the chili thickens properly and doesn’t get lumpy. Serve with a big dollop of sour cream your favorite chili fixins’. Enjoy!

White Turkey Chili
-recipe from Williams-Sonoma kitchen

Made with chunks of cooked turkey, this hearty chili is a wonderful way to use up leftovers from the Thanksgiving feast. Fresh-baked corn bread is the perfect accompaniment. Serves 6 to 8.

2 Tbs. olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 tsp. toasted ground cumin
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
1 lb. Anaheim chilies, roasted, peeled and diced, or 3 cans (each 7 oz.) whole fire-roasted Anaheim chilies, diced
4 to 4 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, warmed
1 lb. diced cooked turkey
3 cans (each 15 oz.) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed, or 4 1/2 cups cooked white beans, drained
2 Tbs. minced fresh oregano
1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup cornmeal
Shredded jack cheese, sour cream and lime wedges for serving

In a large sauté pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the cumin, garlic and jalapeño and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Stir in the chilies and 3 1/2 cups of the broth, then transfer to a slow cooker. Stir in the turkey, beans, oregano and cilantro.

Put the cornmeal in a small bowl and slowly whisk in 1/2 cup of the broth. Stir the cornmeal mixture into the turkey mixture. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Thin the chili with more broth if needed.

Ladle the chili into warmed bowls. Serve with cheese, sour cream and lime wedges.

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Ranchero Beef Stew

November 6th, 2010 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Beef, Comfort Food, Recipes, Soup/Stew

Beef stew is always a favorite at my house. Sometimes I like to change it up by making Ranchero Beef Stew, a Spanish-inspired dish that features beef simmered with carrots, green chilies, tomatoes and green olives. It’s hearty, filling and and a nice change from traditional beef stew!

The recipe states that the stew only needs to simmer for 1 hour but I’m not sure in what universe they were cooking it in. I’ve never had stew meat get tender in an hour. Since I wanted the meat super tender (not chewy), I let the stew simmer for almost 3 hours. I served the stew over garlic mashed potatoes. YUMM! It was a perfect meal for a cool Autumn evening!
Optional: a teaspoon of cumin added to the simmering stew adds nice flavor to the final dish. 

Ranchero Beef Stew
-recipe from Bon Appétit Magazine

Traditional beef stew with Spanish overtones. It’s delicious over rice or pasta. Serves 4. 

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large onion, cubed
2 medium carrots, cubed
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 15-to 16-ounce can stewed tomatoes
1 cup canned beef broth
1 4-ounce can diced green chilies
1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives (about 2 1/2 ounces)
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Heat oil in heavy large Dutch oven over high heat. Season beef with salt and pepper. Add to Dutch oven; sauté until brown, about 5 minutes. Add onion, carrots, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth chilies, olives and oregano. Bring to simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until beef is tender, about 1 hour (I simmered my stew for about 3 hours). Uncover; simmer until juices thicken, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in cilantro.

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