Wednesday, October 6, 2010

TURKEY CHILI

This is an Old West recipe.

1/4 cup cooking oil
3 lb ground turkey, raw
1 qt water
5 to 6 tbsp chili powder (depending on your fire power taste)
3 tsp salt
10 minced garlic cloves
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp ground red pepper
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tbsp paprika
4 tbsp all-purpose flour
7 tbsp corn meal (not cornbread mix)
3/4 cup cold water

In a Dutch oven heat the cooking oil. Add the meat and cook over medium to high heat until seared and grey but not brown. Add the quart of water, bring to a boil, lower heat to simmer and cook for an hour.

Add the chili powder, salt, garlic, cumin, marjoram, red pepper, black pepper, sugar, cocoa powder, and paprika. Simmer for another 30 minutes.

In a small bowl mix the flour and cornmeal with the cold water. Stir the flour mixture into the meat mixture and continue stirring for about 5 minutes. This makes a thick chili. Add water to reach desired consistency if desired.

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