Lazy Turkey Chili


Fall is upon us.

Or, almost.

Anyway, I went back to school today. Oh, the pleasure.

Sitting all day in an over-crowded classroom. Where everyone shares a desk.


And when your locker gets jammed.


Oh school, how I’ve missed you. NOT.

Anyway, back to school means back to colds! And this is perfeeeect is you have the sniffles. I make it all year round! The warmth of the ginger clears your annoying cold symptoms, and makes this even more delicious!!!

Lazy Turkey Chili
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4 generously
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or turkey breast
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated or finely chopped
  • 2 Scotch Bonnet chili peppers, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 scant palmful sweet smoked paprika or sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice (about ½ palmful)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • About ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with chilies (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 bottle lager beer (12 ounces) or omit the dark brown sugar and add 1 cup cola
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • Scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish
  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and chili peppers. Stir in the thyme, paprika, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the chicken stock, tomatoes, beer, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and vinegar; simmer to combine the flavors, about 5 minutes.
  3. Serve in bowls and top with the scallions.
  4. Enjoy!

You can find the ACTUAL recipe online if you click here.

Please try this!!!

-Will (aka The Junior High Foodie)

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