It’s fall right? It’s like still 80 degrees here. Either way I am heading the direction of fall…and this chili is perfect since it has the summer flare of lime and tequila. Seriously I can’t believe I just had the chance to cook with tequila.
This chili will not disappoint even those beef chili men. My hubby really enjoyed this meal. He really did. It has such a wonderful taste to it.
I adapted my recipe slighly from Pink Parsley I don’t like bell peppers so I opted out of those. And I forgot to buy the chipotle en adobo so those were out – unfortuantly since I was excited to try. bummer. I also used heavy whipping cream to mash my bread only because I ran out of milk. I put milk in the recipe since I don’t want you to have to go out and buy whipping cream for only 2 tablespoons. Isn’t that weird that I had whipping cream but no milk. LOL
Some tips: While the turkey is cooking. Chop up the onion and jalepeno. Next open up your cans so that is done.
Slow Cooker Tequilla Lime Turkey Chili
- 1 slice sandwich bread (torn into pieces)
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1lb ground turkey
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Large onion (finely chopped)
- 1 jalepeno (finely chopped)
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 15-oz can tomato sauce
- 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 15-oz can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1/4 cup tequila
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 lime (zested)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
|Mash the bread and milk togeher in a large bowl using a fork. Mix in the ground turkey, salt & pepper. |
|Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. |
Cook the onion and jalapeno until softened. Add the chili powder, tomato paste, garlic, cumin, and oregano and cook an additional 3-5 minutes.
|Stir in the turkey mixture into skillet and cook until no longer pink, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce, scraping up any browned bits. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker. |
|To the slow cooker, add the diced tomatoes with their juices, pinto beans, tequila, soy sauce, honey, lime zest and lime juice. |
Cover and cook on low until the turkey is tender, 4 to 6 hours.
Garnish with cilantro. Eat and Enjoy!
I served with slices of buttered bread. YUM! Enjoy!