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An overhead photo of molé turkey chili in a cast iron Dutch oven with a serving spoon
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Mole Turkey Chili

Molé Turkey Chili has a total depth of flavor you won't get from any ordinary chili, and plenty of spice to heat up an otherwise chilly (chili) day! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: chili
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 601kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 pound chorizo
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 heaping tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cans 15 ounces black beans, drained
  • 2 cans 29 ounces tomato puree
  • 1 can 15 ounces diced tomatoes, with their liquid
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 beer 12 ounces
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Sour cream optional, for garnish
  • Cheddar cheese shredded, optional, for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large Dutch oven over medium/high heat, brown the ground turkey and chorizo in the olive oil, stirring often.
  • Season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  • Add the bell peppers, onions, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for approximately 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the remaining salt, pepper, spices, cocoa powder, and tomato paste to the pan, stirring occasionally for 1-2 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium/low and stir in the remaining ingredients, in the order given.
  • Allow the mole turkey chili to simmer, uncovered, for at least 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Right before serving stir in 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • Ladle the chili into large bowls and garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a bit of shredded cheddar cheese if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 601kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1477mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g