November 17, 2011

Everyday Food Turkey and White-Bean Chili

I'm not a fan of the cold. My husband can never understand why I need four blankets and three pairs of socks to sleep at night when the temp dips below 32. I grew up in Seattle where the idea of cold is about 30 during the coldest part of the winter. The first winter I spent in West Virginia and there was a week of 5-8 degree weather, I was ready to move back to Washington as quickly as possible. Luckily, since that time I have gotten a little more used to the cold and much better at finding ways to keep myself warm. One of the best ways that I have found to keep away the cold, is by making warm soups and chili. I absolutely love a bowl of warm soup and homemade bread when the temperature gets cold. I mostly make beef and pork chili, so I was intrigued when a recent issue of Everyday Food had a recipe for Turkey and White-Bean Chili, which looked like a great way to broaden my chili making.

This recipe has 13 ingredients. It makes 6 servings and takes a total of 1 hour and 20 minutes, with 45 minutes being active. As expected the one ingredient that I had to go to multiple stores to find was Serrano chilies. They always seem to be out of Serranos whenever I need them at my local grocery store. I had no problems finding any of the remaining ingredients. I did decide to substitute chicken for the turkey. Chicken breasts are a lot cheaper than turkey, and I try to keep down my family budget as much as possible. I ground my own chicken breast, the taste of fresh ground chicken breast is much better than anything you can get at the grocery store. Grinding my own meat added an additional 15 minutes to my overall time. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

I served this chili with homemade Irish soda bread, which made a great combination. The recipe states that it makes 6 servings, but I had more than enough for my family of 4, plus enough for leftovers. Oftentimes chicken chili can taste slightly off and be a poor substitute for pork or beef. This recipe was the exception, it was delicious and the ground chicken worked perfectly, Overall, a great dish that takes far less time than most chili recipes and great for the cold weather months ahead.

For the recipe go to Turkey and White-Bean Chili.


  1. I'll deal with the cold if I can eat this soup!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog:) I have a recipe for a similar chili and it freezes well, which is great because I love having a few meals in there to pull out now and then.

  3. @TheBlondeDuck This soup is yummy!

    @Karen I love freezing chili, it makes it very easy to prepare dinner, just pop it out of the freezer and re-heat! Great idea!

  4. Looks good. I think today feels like a soup day. Going to give this recipe a try. Thanks for following me.

  5. This looks delicious. I'm your newest follower, I found you on the bloghop and would LOVE a follow back! Cheers!

  6. This looks like a chili I can eat. For some reason, I just can't eat a beef and bean combo. It really doesn't agree with me. I'll try this one!

  7. Thanks for the comment on at The Christmas Singing book review post. Isn't SheSpeaks great?!! This turkey chili soup looks wonderful. Everytime I go to Chapel Hill, NC and can do so, I visit Southern Seasons and have a bowl of their White bean Chicken Chili soup if it is available. It is superb.

    I's appreciate a "follow" on GFC if you are not already doing so. :) Thanks

  8. @Veronica Hope you like it if you try it!

    @April Thanks :) Following you back!

    @Mommy I am not a huge fan of beef or pork chili, but my husband is :) This chili is very good with chicken!

    @Raijean Thanks, it was yummy and easy!

    @Vera I think I'm the only person living in West Virginia that has never been to NC :) The chicken chili sounds yummy! I'm already following you on GFC :)


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