Turkey Jack Chili

Turkey Chili by Theryn Fleming on Flickr Submitted by randilicious
Serves 8


1 large onion, finely chopped 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced 3 roma tomatoes, diced
2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp butter
¼ c. all-purpose flour 1 tbsp dried oregano, crushed
1 tsp basil 1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp crushed red pepper ½ c. chili powder
14.5 oz. whole peeled tomatoes w/ liquid, chopped 1 lb. ground turkey
15.25 oz. kidney beans 1 jalapeño pepper
2 tbsp Jack Daniels whiskey salt & ground black pepper to taste


  1. Brown the ground turkey w/ ½ large onion, ½ bell pepper, 2 cloves garlic, & 1 tbsp chili powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter until melted. Stir in flour until thickened.
  3. Combine remainder of onion, green pepper, garlic, & tomato paste. Cover & cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in oregano, cumin, crushed red pepper, chili powder, tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, turkey, & Jack Daniels. Cook uncovered for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in the beans & cook for another 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Salt, pepper, & other spices to taste. Simmer covered over low heat until serving time.
  6. Goes great over baked potatoes & some cheddar cheese on top.