Chocolate & Lager Turkey Chili

4 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 lb ground turkey
2 large green bell peppers, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, diced
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 oz package taco seasoning
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp kosher salt
4 tbsp hot chocolate powder
12 oz lager (Lagunitas Pilsner)
14 oz crushed tomatoes with basil
15 oz kidney beans
15 oz black beans
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
(sour cream and green onions for garnish)

In a wide, shallow pan, add 2 tbsp olive oil and cook the turkey until brown. In a large pot, add 2 tbsp olive oil and sweat the bell peppers for 5 min over medium heat. Next add the onions to the bell peppers and sweat for another 5 min. Add the garlic to the vegetables and cook for 1 min.

Add the browned turkey to the vegetables. Then add ingredients of cumin through hot chocolate and cook for 1 min. Add the lager and cook uncovered, without stirring, for 10 min. The pot should have bubbles, but should not be boiling. Next add the crushed tomatoes and both beans; cook uncovered on medium-low heat for 15 min, stirring occasionally. Finally, add the dark chocolate chips and stir until melted. Serve immediately.

~Yields 4-6 servings.

Recipe printed from Le Grand Fromage: http://brielegrandfromage.blogspot.com/

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