Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili
This is awesome to make on a cold day cuddle up on the sofa with a movie. Made a pot enough for 6 people and my husband and I almost ate the whole thing. Its spicy but keep going back for more.
Recipe type: Main
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 onions finely chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 14oz cans of diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chili
  • 1 10oz can of whole green chilies, chopped
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans of kidney beans if desired
  1. In a Dutch oven or large heavy bottomed pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil and the cumin seeds over medium, stirring until the cumin is lightly toasted about 1 minute. Add the onions, garlic and bell pepper, cook stirring occasionally, until vegetable are soft and lightly golden about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the ground turkey, combine and cook till no longer pink. Add the remaining ingredients and salt and pepper to desired taste.
  3. Bring to a simmer, stir and reduce heat to medium low and gently simmer until it thickens, about 45 minutes. Be sure to stir occasionally.
  4. Serve with grated cheese over the top of your choice and warm bread.


Tandoori Chicken



Tandoori Chicken
I have become very fond of Indian cuisine. This is one of my favorite simple dishes.
Recipe type: Main
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons Tandoori Masala, recipe follows
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 large chicken breasts cut into thick strips or chunks
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • ¼ cup cumin seeds
  • ¼ cup coriander seeds
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 8 green cardamom pods
  • 5 whole cloves
  • ½-inch piece cinnamon stick
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Start with the Tandorri Masala by grinding the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, smoked paprika, garam masala, garlicpowder, red chili powder, fenugreek seeds, ground ginger, turmeric, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon stick in an a spice grinder or magic bullet works great too. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1 cup.
  3. Put the yogurt, Tandoori Masala, garlic and lime juice into a large dish and add the chicken pieces. Rub the marinade into the chicken until it is completely covered. Place the chicken onto an oiled baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake until the chicken is cooked but still tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve with lime wedges.