Leftover Turkey Chilli

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THIS IS SUCH A GREAT WAY TO USE UP LEFTOVER TURKEY!

Spicy and comforting with hints of sweetness and smoke, you can make a large or small batch. It’s as easy as throwing all the ingredients in a pan and you can play around with what you use and how daring you are with spice. This tastes great after a day or two, when the flavours really come alive. Equally, it is the perfect thing to freeze and save for a rainy day.

Serve in a bowl topped with grated cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream and some sliced avocado – or guacamole. You could add some plain rice on the side… Or maybe a handful of tortilla chips?

RECIPE: Leftover Turkey Chilli
MAKES: Enough to serve 6-8

INGREDIENTS:

  • 500g LEFTOVER COOKED TURKEY, shredded
  • 1 tbsp. OIL
  • 2 RED ONIONS, diced
  • 3 cloves GARLIC, minced
  • 1 RED BELL PEPPER, diced
  • CORIANDER, leaves picked and stalks finely chopped
  • 1 LONG RED CHILLI, finely chopped
  • 2 JALAPENO PEPPERS, finely chopped
  • 1 HABANERO PEPPER (if you’re feeling brave), finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. TOMATO PUREE
  • 1 small can KIDNEY BEANS
  • 1 small can CHICKPEAS
  • 1 400g TINNED TOMATOES
  • 2 tsp. HONEY
  • 1 tbsp. GROUND CUMIN
  • 1 tbsp. SMOKED PAPRIKA
  • 1 tbsp. WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE
  • SALT & PEPPER

METHOD:

  1.  Heat the OIL in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the RED ONIONS and cook, stirring until they go translucent. Add the GARLIC and CORIANDER STALKS along with the TOMATO PUREE. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure that the puree doesn’t catch on the bottom.
  2. Add in the RED BELL PEPPER, RED CHILLI, JALAPENO PEPPER and HABANERO (if you like). Give it a stir, but be careful that the fumes don’t get in your eyes!
  3. Now add in the KIDNEY BEANS, CHICKPEAS, GROUND CUMIN, SMOKED PAPRIKA, HONEY and WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE.
  4. Tip in the CHOPPED TOMATOES. Then, take the empty tin, fill it 3/4 with water, swill it around a bit and pour it into the chilli-mix. Give the whole thing a good stir and season with SALT and PEPPER.
  5. Leave it to bubble away for half an hour so that the liquid reduces and the flavours develop. Have a little taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly. If you like a little more sweetness, add a drop more honey.
  6. Stir in the LEFTOVER COOKED TURKEY and the CORIANDER LEAVES – reserving some to garnish with. Cook for a further 20 minutes. Serve hot.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. ragnarsbhut says:

    This does look tasty.

    Liked by 1 person

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