Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Chili

I added another photo to this recipe. It is gluten free and makes a lovely fall soup. You can make it with chicken tenders instead of turkey-which is what I did today. I posted this back in February of 2008, but am updating gluten free recipes, so thought I'd post it again. Eliminate the turkey/chicken and it can be vegetarian.

I was reading Heth's Blog about a new chili recipe she tried. It looked so lovely, I just had to try it. She posted pictures of each of her children tasting it and what they thought. It was hilarious. Check it out.

The original recipe comes from Better Homes & Garden and is called New World Chili. I did my best to follow the recipe. Here are the very attractive ingredients. (Heth displayed them so lovely I thought I'd try the same.)

1 lb. turkey breast tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes
1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
1 cup peeled, seeded and cubed butternut squash or pumpkin
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup chicken broth (gluten free)
1/2 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 cups shredded fresh spinach
4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers, shredded (1 cup)

In a 5-quart slow cooker combine turkey, undrained tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, squash, onion, the 1/2 cup chicken broth, corn, cranberries, jalapeño pepper, chili powder, and garlic.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. If desired, stir in additional broth to reach desired consistency. Stir in spinach just before serving. Sprinkle each serving with cheese. Makes 6 servings.

I used 1 1/2 lbs turkey tenderloin and browned in 1 TBS olive oil with onions and garlic before placing in crockpot. I cooked it on high. I added 2 cups additional broth. I considered using hot green chilies or canned jalapeños, but opted to stick with as close to the original as I could.


Melanie said...

Those dried cranberries sound like they'd add an interesting twist to the recipe.

Heth said...

I'm so excited that I found your food blog. How did I miss this??!!

How did the new world chili turn out? Did anyone like it?