Amber Turkey Chili

My favorite chili recipe includes ground beef and spicy turkey sausage, however I have a few friends that don’t eat red meat, so I created this option for them.DSCN0266

1 tbsp olive oil

1 C. chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 lb ground turkey breast

1/2 lb ground turkey thigh

2 tbsp chili powder

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp ground chipotle

1 tsp dried cilantro

12oz amber ale

28oz can crushed tomatoes

15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

juice and zest from half a lime

For topping:  greek yogurt, shredded cheddar cheese, cracked pepper and wildflower honey

In a large dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add onion, sauté for 3-4 minutes.  Add garlic, sauté for 1 minute.  Add turkey, brown until crumbled and cooked through.  Add chili powder, stir to combine.  Add remaining spices, stir and cook 30 seconds.  Add amber ale and bring to a boil.  Add tomato and black beans, and return to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low, simmer for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and stir in lime juice and zest.

Top with greek yogurt, shredded cheddar, cracked pepper and wild flower honey.  Add mini corn muffins for a twist.