Rich Turkey Chilli

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"From our weekday newspaper The West Australian. Times are estimated. NOTE - full name of recipe title is Rich Turnkey Chilli With Dark Beer and Chocolate."

Original recipe yields 6-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (605.5 g)
  • Calories 1015.8
  • Total Fat - 27.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 124.1 mg
  • Sodium - 805.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 109 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 23.9 g
  • Sugars - 13.7 g
  • Protein - 81.5 g
  • Calcium - 256.6 mg
  • Iron - 10.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 19.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.5 mg

Step 1

In a large casserole or other wide heavy saucepan with a lid, cook the bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp and golden, 5-7 minutes and then using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a large bowl.

Step 2

Cook the turkey in the remaining bacon fat over high heat, stirring frequently and breaking up the meat into small bits with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes and then season with 1 teaspoon salt, then transfer the turkey and any juices to the bowl with the bacon.

Step 3

Heat the oil in the same pan over medium-high heat and add the onions and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and the onions are golden, about 8 minutes and then stir in the tomato purée and garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring, then stir in the chipotle and adobo sauce, oregano, cumin and 2 teaspoons salt and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes, then add the beans, tomatoes, beer, stock, chocolate and turkey mixture and bring to a gentle simmer and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the chilli is deeply flavourful, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Step 4

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vinegar and molasses or brown sugar and adjust seasoning to taste and serve hot, with your favourite accompaniments.

Step 5

ON THE SIDE-you may like sliced avocado, chopped fresh coriander, pickled jalapeños, grated cheddar, diced white onion, lime wedges and Greek yogurt or sour cream.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.