Growing up in a Pennsylvania Dutch area, I was surrounded by excellent cooks and wonderful foods. I enjoy experimenting with new recipes, like this change-of-pace chili. —Kaye Whiteman, Charleston, West Virginia
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 pound ground turkey
- 1 pound uncooked boneless skinless turkey breast, cubed
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/4 teaspoon dried savory
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon water
- Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, optional
- In a 2-qt. saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in cumin; cook for 5 minutes. Add turkey; cook over medium heat until no longer pink. Add broth, beans, jalapeno, marjoram and savory; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Uncover; cook 15 minutes more. Dissolve cornstarch in water; stir into chili. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Serve topped with cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as White Chili in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p9
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