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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Cook's Notes

Hominy is the hulled, dried white or yellow kernels of field (not sweet) corn. Canned white hominy is available at Latin markets and most supermarkets.

Suggested toppings: radishes, sliced scallions, sour cream.

Reviews (4)

101 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2018
It was real good. Changed the beans at times. Added chopped spinach. Corn added too. Easy. Even doubled the recipe once. Healthy enuf for a picky eater.
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2018
This is my all time favorite chili , but it’s not conventional. I love hominy which plays a big role in this dish along with the masa. It has a very comforting taste and is easy to put together .
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2012
This was one of my favorite chilis. The rosemary and cornmeal give it a unique touch. I definitely recommend it...as long as you like hominy and rosemary. With just 1 serrano and ribs removed, it was mild.
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2011
I made this recipe tonight. I was astounded at the wonderful flavor, especially since I never was a big fan of hominy but in this recipe it really worked. It was easy to make, too. I will definitely be making this one again. I served it with Onion Cornbread, also delicious.