Tuesday, February 26, 2008


My friend Louann gave me a new recipe for chili and it was delicious. The significant differences between this recipe and my traditional chili recipe are that it uses ground turkey, dried cherries, black beans, roasted peppers and roasted tomatoes. Very tasty!

Dried Cherry Chili

2 cups lower-sodium chicken broth, divided
4 ounces dried tart cherries, chopped (3/4 cup)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon fresh chopped garlic
1 pound ground turkey
1 roasted red bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch cubes
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon chili powder
1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon dried mustard
½ teaspoon dried oregano
4 cups chopped fire-roasted tomatoes
1 (16 ounce) can black beans
¼ cup chopped cilantro (I left this out because I couldn't find any)

Heat 1 cup of broth. Place cherries in small bowl. Add hot broth and set aside. Heat olive oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; sauté about 5 minutes, until onion is soft. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Do not brown garlic. Add turkey; cook until it is no longer pink.

Add bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, coriander, mustard and oregano. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and remaining broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes.

Stir in beans, cilantro and cherry mixture. Continue cooking until thoroughly heated.


Ruth said...

This looks very good. I love fruit in meat dishes and like to try different types of chili.

The Texican said...

Chili, I think I may blog that one day myself. Sounds like a South American/Californian combo you have going there. Barb and I grew some cilantro this year. Our grocery stores have more cilantro than parsley. One tip - you need to cook chili powder for over four hours before it breaks down. I suggest a crock pot for the job.

beckie said...

Beth, Thanks for the recipe. I am always trying new ones. I am signed up for several food newsletters and have found some real keepers. Of course there have been some Bombs too!

LM said...

Hey Beth,

I am new to the blog world. I started following Tom and Atticus. Then through their site I found your blog and this new chili dish! I love chili and can't wait to make this type. I love your site very homey. I started my own blog, check it out if ya like....http://thedavidmartintrail.blogspot.com/

Mary said...


Oooo. I love chili and only make it twice a year. This sounds wonderful. I printed your recipe and use it when the next cold snap arrives...like, this weekend!