New West Turkey Chili

  1. 1 onion, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 1/2 pounds diced turkey
    1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes
  2. 1/4 cup soy sauce
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  1. Saute chopped onion and chopped green bell pepper in oil in a kettle.
  2. Stir in diced turkey; cook until tender.
  3. Add whole tomatoes, soy sauce, crushed garlic cloves, and chili powder. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add kidney beans and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  5. Makes 6 servings

Chili Trivia:

  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases