Archive for February, 2012

Turkey and White Bean Chili


1 package of ground Turkey

2 envelopes of McCormack White Chicken Chili seasonings

1 large Vidallia onion

1 red bell pepper

1 green bell pepper

4 ribs of celery

3 small cans of undrained Canellini beans (or pinto beans or black eyed peas, or any other kind of beans you want)

Salt and pepper


Dice the onion, peppers, and celery.  Set aside.

Brown the ground turkey in a pan.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Remove from the pan and set aside.

In a large pot, sautee the onions until translucent.  Add the diced peppers and celery.  Sautee until they give a little and all the rawness is cooked out.  They should still have some firmess to them (don’t overcook and kill them).

Add the seasoning packets and a glass of water.  I know the packets say Chicken Chili, but trust me — it’s much better with ground turkey. Stir thoroughly.  Add the cooked ground turkey into the pot.  Stir thorougly.  Add the beans and again, stir thoroughly.

Get your potato smasher out of the drawer.  Go to town on the chili and smash down the beans and smooooosh everything together. The smooshed beans thicken the sauce.

Turn heat down low and let simmer for 15 – 20 minutes.  Stir occasionally.  Take off heat and let cool down.  Stir every now and then as it cools.

The longer this sits, the better it gets.