Photo by Santiago Gomez de la Fuente

White Bean Turkey Chili

Cuisine: Tex Mex
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
A delicious non-traditional white bean turkey chili with tomatillos and green chiles!
We love this non-traditional white bean turkey chili made with tomatillos, green chiles and white beans. Did you know that chili became the official state dish of Texas in 1977? It's no surprise given that chili is a completely Tex-Mex dish; in other words, it is an American dish influenced by Mexican flavors and recipes.


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  1. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of the oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add turkey and cook, stirring often, until browned. Transfer to a bowl and return pot to heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, bell pepper and onion and cook until softened and golden brown.
  2. Return turkey to pot and add coriander, cumin, oregano and salt. Stir well to combine. Add bay leaf, tomatillos, chiles, jalapeño and broth, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 45 to 50 minutes. Gently stir in beans and cook for 30 minutes more.
  3. Stir in cilantro, ladle chili into bowls and garnish with cheese and sour cream, if you like.
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