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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Punk Ass Turkey Chili

I wanted to title this recipe Tim's Turkey Chili, but I was told I couldn't.  I was told that there is a Timothy's White Chili somewhere out on the Internet and he didn't want to be confused with that recipe.  Even though the recipes are completely different.  And even though my Tim's chili is much, much better.  Regardless, it is important to be respectful of your better half's feelings.

So I didn't call it that.

I don't think anyone will confuse them now.

Oh, and recipe name aside, this chili is amazing.  We're talking bring this to your neighborhood chili cook off and you just may win, amazing. 

Partly because it is such a different take on chili. 

And partly because it is just that good.

So without further ado, I give you:

Punk Ass Turkey Chili
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Large Onion (diced)
3 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
4 cups diced Turkey (cooked)
3 15oz cans Northern White Beans (rinsed and drained)
2 29oz cans Hominy (rinsed and drained)
3 Anaheim Chilies (charred, peeled, seeded and diced)
2 cups Chicken Stock
1.5 tsp Smoked Paprika
2 tsp Ground Cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne
2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 cilantro

for garnish:
Shredded Jack Cheese, Sour Cream, Lime wedges

Heat oil in a Large Dutch Oven.

Add onions and cook until translucent.  Add garlic and cook 2 minutes more.  Toss in the the turkey and cook for 1 more minute.  Add the white beans, hominy, peppers, and broth.  Bring to a boil.

Add the remaining ingredients (except the cilantro).  Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes.  Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Just before serving, remove the chili from the heat and stir in the cilantro.

Top each bowl with jack cheese, sour cream, and a lime wedge.

P.S.  I love you honey.  Thanks for writing up the recipe for your chili. And thanks for saying it was okay to use the word ass on my blog!  xoxo, Charlie


  1. I know the old recipe for "Timothy's Chili" very well, and it was the basis for my own "White Chili" recipe for the past, um, like 20 years, probably ... but this looks awesome, and definitely worth trying. I'm curious about the hominy, never having cooked with it before. Can't wait to try it! Great foto, too!

  2. Thank you! Photography is more miss than hit for me, but I am working on it.

    Hope you love the chili!

  3. You know, I don't like hominy, but I see that it's making a come-back.... This punk ass turkey chili looks very yummy; I might have to try hominy now that I'm a grown up!

    :-) Lisa