Being back in the kitchen, able to cook and wash dishes again is a really good thing! It’s also a good thing because my third ear-marked recipe in this month’s Cooking Light magazine has been on the back burner. I was so glad to have something different to try last night, and as we have this wonderful Fall snap in the air it was a perfect evening for chili.
I’m happy to say this version got a huge thumbs up all around and there was barely enough leftover for my lunch today. The sausage had a sweet taste, while the seasonings were just spicy enough and I loved the two kinds of beans.
It’s definitely worth a try!
POBLANO-TURKEY SAUSAGE CHILI
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 cup prechopped onion
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
- 8 ounces sweet turkey Italian sausage
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 poblano chiles, seeded and finely chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons no-salt-added chicken stock (such as Swanson), divided
- 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained $
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- Sliced radishes (optional)
- 1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 4 minutes or until browned. Remove casings from sausage; add sausage to pan. Stir in chili powder, oregano, cumin, poblanos, and bay leaf; cook 4 minutes or until sausage is browned, stirring to crumble sausage.
- 2. Add 1 cup stock, tomatoes, and beans. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until slightly thickened. Combine flour and the remaining 2 tablespoons stock in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk to form a slurry. Add slurry to chili, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro and black pepper. Discard bay leaf. Serve with sour cream and sliced radishes, if desired.