White turkey chili by Mama Steph

White turkey chili by Mama Steph

(KLTV/KTRE) - The perfect white turkey chili...it's easy to make, can be halved or doubled according to your needs, and can be made with either ground turkey or turkey pulled from the bone. Best of all, it's incredibly delicious! 

Mama Steph's White Turkey Chili

Makes 4 to 6 servings

2 pounds of ground turkey (mixed or white turkey)
1 medium-large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1.2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black or white pepper
1 large or two small fresh jalapeños, chopped 
2 cups chicken broth (plus more if needed, or just add water)
3 fifteen-ounce cans of Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed (may substitute white cannellini beans or navy beans)


In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil, then add the turkey and onion. Cook a minute or so, and then add the chopped jalapeno. (Note:  I don't remove the seeds from the jalapeno, as we like the heat, but you may prefer to.)

After the meat has browned and onions are translucent, add the cumin, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Stir in, and cook for a minute.

Add the beans.

Stir in the chicken broth and water, and simmer over low heat for about thirty minutes, stirring occasionally.  If chili thickens more than you'd like, add more broth to loosen.

Serve in a bowl with a sprinkling of grated cheddar cheese and a teaspoon of light sour cream. Enjoy! 

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