Okay, so maybe that doesn’t sound particularly appetizing. I suppose puppies are not the most picky chili connoisseurs. But this chili is fit for the best of the best puppies–the Puppy Bowl MVP’s. Don’t fret, there’s no cocoa powder in this recipe.
It’s only a matter of hours until the winner of the show is announced. Who will it be? Aurora seems to be an early favorite, but my vote is for Sally, the basset hound/dachshund mix, duh.
Oh and this chili is also great for humans, whether they be watching the Puppy Bowl, or that other thing that’s on today (I was raised by immigrants and cannot be held liable for being ignorant about your so-called football). I, personally, would rather be watching this than this.
Adapted from Jimmy Fallon
Makes 8 servings
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 1/2 pounds ground turkey (I like using 93 percent lean turkey for this recipe.)
1 large white onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 dried chipotles, chopped/crumbled
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon (it should be heaping) ground cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 28 ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes, chopped coarsely with juices
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 12 ounce bottle of amber or brown beer
2 15 ounce cans of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
tortilla chips, for serving
shredded cheddar cheese, for serving
sour cream, for serving
lime wedges, for serving
avocado, for serving
In a large skillet coated with some of the olive oil, working in batches, cook the turkey until it is no longer pink. Drain of excess fat in a colander, and place turkey in slow cooker.
Remove excess fat from pan, and put remaining olive oil on pan. Cook onion, garlic, and chipotles on pan until translucent. This should take about 5 minutes. Put cooked onion mixture into slow cooker.
Add all spices, tomato, cilantro, and beer to slow cooker. Stir very well to distribute spices. Cover, and cook on high for 5 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add kidney beans, and continue to cook for 30 to 45 minutes, uncovered, until chili has thickened.
Serve with tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and lime, or whatever your favorite chili toppings may be.