Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Simple Turkey (or Beef) Chili

 Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Grade: A
Make Again: Yes
Recipe Source: Cook's Illustrated (January 2008) 
Recipe Source: Best Light Recipes

CI originally did this recipe with beef several years ago (or more than several.) The turkey recipe was developed for the Best Light cookbook after that and was the same, but used turkey and less oil basically.

I can't believe I haven't added this recipe to the blog yet, because I make it at least a few times every year.  It is so simple and exactly the kind of chili I like. It reminds me of the chili I had a kid and it hits the spot on cool days.

With the turkey version they suggest adding the 2nd pound of ground turkey for the last hour of cooking so it stays more clumpy. Sometimes I do that, sometimes I don't. It seems fine when I don't, but the texture it a little smoother I guess.

This is a go to recipe for when I don't have time to cook, but I am at home and can have this cook a while.


Jen said...

Hi Lisa. Just wanted to leave a comment on your blog - I found you awhile ago through your CI postings about the BLR book, one of my favorites. I too like this chili. It's one of my go to favorites, because I usually have the ingredients in the pantry or freezer. Anyway, I enjoy reading, it is nice to see reviews on so many CI recipes. I made that French Bacon and Onion tart on Christmas day, and it was beautiful and delicious. I remember seeing your beautiful photos of this one and it stuck in my mind. Thanks!

Lisa said...

Hi Jen. Thanks for letting me know you are out there. :-) I haven't made that tart since then, and I really should! Making it for Christmas is a good idea.