Want a quick and easy way to get the family around the dinner table ? Skip the calories but not the flavor with this kicked up Turkey Chili !!!!
1 link hot or mild Aloha Links Portuguese Sausage
1 pound ground turkey
1 small yellow onion diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1 yellow bell pepper diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons chili powder
3 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon powdered chicken broth
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
20 oz filtered water
1 15 oz can dark red kidney beans rinse and drained
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans rinse and drained
Toppings: Pan-fried slices of sausage, minced green onion, shredded cheese, and sour cream
First, begin by cutting the link of sausage in half--reserving one half of the link for garnish (optional, see step 4). Remove the other half of the sausage from the outer casing and finely chop. Brown the Portuguese sausage in 2 teaspoons of oil over medium high heat for 6-8 minutes until sausage has rendered and caramelized. Add in ground turkey and brown for 5 minutes.
Next, add in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne, powdered chicken broth and salt; brown for about 1 minute
Next, add in bell pepper and onions--cook until onions are translucent. Then add in the can of diced tomatoes, beans, and water. Bring to boil, then lower heat. Simmer on low for 30 -45 minutes, stir periodically until chili thickens and flavors blend together. Let cool for 20 minutes, then serve.
STEP 4. (optional)
Finally, before serving cut the other half of the sausage into diagonal slices, brown till cooked thoroughly. Garnish the top of each bowl with a few pieces of sausage and diced green onion. SERVE AND ENJOY !!!!