Wednesday, June 13, 2012

i still cook, i promise.

It's been a really long time since I've posted a recipe.

Not because I haven't been cooking (some days I feel like all I do is stand in the kitchen and make food), but because I haven't been making anything new.

But I realized that I actually have been making something I haven't shared on the blog, and because it's Jeff's favorite chili, I thought that it'd be an important addition to my blog archives.

White Chili with Ground Turkey 

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans canned green chile peppers, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ground cayenne pepper to taste
  • ground white pepper to taste
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine the onion, garlic and ground turkey and saute for 10 minutes, or until turkey is well browned. Add the chile peppers, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, cayenne pepper to taste and white pepper to taste and saute for 5 more minutes.
  2. Add two cans of the beans and the chicken broth to the pot. Take the third can of beans and puree them in a blender or food processor. Add this to the pot along with the cheese. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes, allowing the cheese to melt.

I buy those huge things of ground turkey from Costco once a month. Totally worth it because we eat ground turkey a lot. And, I also will double this recipe and freeze half of it because it's really convenient to have in the freezer when you have to whip up a meal really fast. (Sometimes, I don't even defrost it, I just stick the big ol' frozen chunk of chili into a saucepan and "melt"/cook it.)

Totally and completely unrelated, pictures of the kids eating breakfast at our counter. I love having a big counter in the kitchen! It's so easy to feed the kids when you don't have to walk back and forth between the kitchen and dining room!


clara hah said...

that chili is so yummy! i'm totally going to make it! =)

Katherine said...

Oh thank you for posting this!! We loved it!!!