Jalapeno Popper Turkey Chili
Recipe type: Chili
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Serves: 6
  • 1 pound sliced bacon (I prefer low-sodium bacon)
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 large jalapeno peppers, deseeded and diced
  • 3½ cups cooked cannellini beans (or 2-15 ounce cans)
  • 1½ cups broth (vegetable, chicken, or turkey broth)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Cut the bacon into bite-size pieces and cook it in a large pot. Remove the bacon and set aside. Pour off all but approximately 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease.
  2. Add the chopped onion and ground turkey to the pot and cook over a medium-high heat in the bacon grease until the meat is browned, approximately 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  3. Add the jalapeno peppers, beans, broth, and spices. Cook over a medium-high heat until it reaches a boil. Then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat source and stir in the cream cheese until melted. Stir in most of the crumbled bacon, reserving some to sprinkle on top of the chili.
  5. Serve the chili. Sprinkle shredded Monterrey Jack and cheddar cheese over the top. Sprinkle bacon bits and top with slices of jalapeno pepper.
Recipe by Premeditated Leftovers™ at https://premeditatedleftovers.com/jalapeno-popper-turkey-chili/