Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Cincinnati Turkey Chili

Cincinnati Turkey Chili
Originally uploaded by Food Fanatic.

This recipe is from Weight Watcher's "Simply the Best All American" cookbook. The recipe does not call for cheese, although it is mentioned in the blurb above it. It is supposed to serve 4, but we had 5 and I'm eating this serving pictured for breakfast. Perhaps it went further because we put cheese on it?
The recipe is based upon Cincinnati Four-Way Chili, which my family tried while passing through Cinci this summer. We loved Skyline's chili that day and this recipe even more, as it had less cardamom and allspice than Skyline's.

Four-Way Cincinnati Turkey Chili

1# lean ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (13 3/4 oz) can low-sodium beef broth
1 (10-oz) can Rotelle tomatoes
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
4 cups cooked elbow macaroni (pictured is ditalini)
1 (15 1/2 oz) can chili beans in sauce, heated
8 scallions, chopped

Cook the turkey, onion and garlic in a non-stick skillet until turkey is browned and onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the chili powder, brown sugar, salt, cumin, allspice, cardamom and pepper; stir until the spices coat the turkey mixture.
Stir in the broth, Rotelle tomatoes and the vingar; bring to boil. Reduce heat, partially cover, and simmer until the broth is thickened and flavors are blended, 30-40 minutes.
Serve the chili over the noodles and top with beans and scallions.

442 calories, 4g total fat, 10g dietary fiber

Additional note: I browned the turkey, onion and garlic, tossed with the seasonings and then dumped the whole thing, along with all the rest of the ingredients except for the noodles and scallions, into my crockpot. I turned the crockpot to "low" and left for the afternoon. When I came back 4 hours later, I cooked up the noodles, grated some cheese and we had supper about 20 minutes later. It was great for a day when I was home earlier in the day but gone right before evening activities were to start.

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Dawna said...

This looks good! I've never had true Cincinnati four (or five) way, but I've had chili mac, which I imagine is a little bit similar. I like using turkey for these kinds of dishes, too, just to improve the nutrition profile.

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