Turkey Chilli Con Carne
A big bowl of Chilli Con Carne is a fantastic way to warm your belly and your soul in the middle of the winter! (It’s also tasty in other season, too – but especially so in the winter.)
And this one has the added benefit of being made with ground turkey making it a bit lighter without giving up the meaty-goodness (and protein)!
If you want to make this a plant-based meal, replace the turkey with a chopped mushrooms and use a vegetable broth cube instead of the beef bouillon.
Or if you prefer the extra beefy flavour, you can replace the ground turkey with lean ground beef.
Serves 4 / Prep time 10 min / Cooking time 30 min
454 g Ground Turkey
1 Large Onion, finely chopped
1 TBSP Oil, Canola or Vegetable
2 Cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
2 Celery Stalks, cut into small slices
2 tsp Lonestar’s Leap Spice Blend
1 tsp Cumin, ground
1 tsp Marjoram *optional
1 tsp Sugar
½ tsp Salt
1 tsp Chile, either crushed or ground (and ½ tsp more, if you like a spicy heat)
2 TBSP Tomato Paste
1 Beef Bouillon cube (+ 1 Cup of hot water)
400 g Can of Tomato, crushed
1 540 Can of Red Kidney Beans, strained and rinsed.
2 TBSP Sour cream
⅓ Cup Grated Cheddar
- In a large pot, warm the oil on medium heat.
- Chop the onions, celery and garlic and add them to the heated oil for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. (They should start to become translucent.)
- In a small bowl, combine the spices and sugar. (Lonestar’s Leap, Cumin, *Marjoram, Salt and Chile. Then add this to the onions, celery and garlic and stir.
- Add the ground turkey and cook at medium heat for about 8 minutes (until cooked), stirring regularly to prevent it forming large chunks. Make sure the heat is hot enough that it browns well.
- In a small bowl or cup, dissolve the beef bouillon cube in hot water then add it to the pot.
- Next, add the tomato paste and stir, followed by adding the crushed tomatoes and the red kidney beans. Stir and let sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
- Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream, and grated cheddar cheese on a bead of rice, or a side corn bread or a cheese biscuit!