Pumpkin turkey chili with kale

Want an easy 20 minute dinner? This is it! Loaded with vitamins, protein and fiber, you’re certain that every person will be left satisfied from this hearty meal. Quick. Tasty. Period.

Yields:4-6 portions

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey (6% fat)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 3 bay leaves
  • splash of red wine
  • 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 can navy beans, rinsed
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed
  • large bunch of kale with stems taken off and chopped
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can organic pumpkin
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • handful of flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper as needed
  • goat cheese crumbles

How to:

In a large soup pot, brown onion and garlic with olive oil. When soft, add ground turkey. While cooking turkey, add chili powder, cumin, oregano, basil and bay leaves. Cook until meat is no longer pink and things in the pot are looking on the dry side. This is the moment to add a splash of red wine (I use Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec). This will hydrate everything and if any browned bits stick to the bottom of the pan, make sure you scrape it well so that flavor gets locked in! At this point, add the kale and stir, allowing the heat in the pan to wilt the kale down. After a minute or two, when kale decreases in size, add chicken broth and pumpkin. Incorporate and then add beans. When everything is up to the same temperature, throw in the green onions and parsley. Adjust with salt and pepper as needed. Discard bay leaves. Top each bowl with goat cheese crumbles for that tangy creamy goodness that will melt into your bowl of goodness.

topped with goat cheese!!!!

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4 thoughts on “Pumpkin turkey chili with kale

  1. I never had this before. Looking at the pictures makes me want to try it now! Do you think we can make it here in Argentina?

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