Lean Mean Chili

by Katie of:
dishinanddishes.com
(makes enough for 16, halve recipe for smaller portion)
 
INGREDIENTS:
4 lbs. Ground turkey or 96/4 lean ground beef
1 T. olive oil
2 large Onions. chopped finely
2 poblanos, chopped finely
2 large cans Crushed tomatoes
3 Chipotle & adobo peppers, chopped finely
3 T. chipotle & adobo pepper sauce (from above can)
4 cups beef broth (or water)
1/4 c. Chili powder
2 T. Paprika
1 T. cayenne (or halve for less heat)
1 T.Cumin
1 t. Oregano (Mexican oregano is great)
1 T. Salt
1/4 c. Masa flour (found in Mexican grocery aisle)
4 small cans hot Chili beans (optional)
Garnishes - shredded cheeses, sour cream, chopped green onions and cilantro (use lowfat or nonfat cheese and sour cream)
 
DIRECTIONS:
Brown turkey or beef over medium-low heat until cooked through in non-stick large pot.  Drain in colander and rinse with hot tap water to remove excess grease.  In now-empty pot, add in olive oil, onions and poblanos and saute over medium-low heat until onions are transluscent and poblanos are softened, about 10 minutes, stirring often.  Add meat back in and also the next 10 ingredients (everything but the Masa and beans).  Stir well and let simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.  Add in Masa and stir.  Add in beans and stir to heat through or serve beans on the side (heated up in another pot) to allow guests to add their own.  Top with garnishes and serve!
 
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