30-minute turkey chilli

Packed with protein and beans, you can make this chilli and freeze in batches.

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time30 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp salt
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp dried oregano
15g tomato puree
1 chipotle chile in adobo, coarsely chopped, with 1 tbsp sauce
450g turkey mince
350ml Mexican lager-style beer
1 (415g) tin whole peeled tomatoes, with their juice
1 (475g) tin kidney beans, rinsed and drained
Sliced spring onions, coriander sprigs, avocado, sour cream, grated Monterey jack cheese, and/or tortilla chips, for garnish, optional
1) Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, salt, chilli powder and oregano and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 3 mins.

2) Stir in the tomato puree and the chipotle chilli and sauce; cook 1 min more. Add the turkey, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, and cook until the meat loses its raw colour, about 3 mins.

3) Add the beer and simmer until reduced by about half, about 8 mins.

4) Add the tomatoes – crushing them through your fingers into the skillet – along with their juices and the beans; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 10 mins.

5) Ladle the chilli into bowls and serve with the garnishes of your choice.

Cook's Note: The larger surface of a skillet reduces sauces faster than simmering in a saucepan.

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