Turkey and White-Bean Chili
Turkey and white-bean chili with no tomatoes may sound unorthodox, but it is destined to become a classic. Lots of fresh rosemary and hominy also set this chili apart.
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 large white onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 to 2 serrano chiles, seeded and minced
- 4 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Coarse salt
- 1 pound ground white-meat turkey or chicken
- 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 can (15.5 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) white hominy, rinsed and drained
- 3 tablespoons cornmeal
Suggested toppings: radishes, sliced scallions, sour cream.
In a large Dutch oven or other heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion; cook until softened, 8 minutes. Add garlic, chiles, rosemary, cumin, oregano, and cayenne and cook until fragrant, 2 minutes; season with salt. Add turkey and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, 5 minutes. Add broth, beans, and hominy; bring to a boil over high. Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer until chili is thickened slightly, 25 minutes. Stir in cornmeal and cook 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt.