I LOVE “Everyday” with Rachael Ray!

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If you don’t know “Everyday” is Rachael Ray’s monthly magazine and it is fantastic!  I previously posted that I have been cooking a few recipes from her October issue and they are delicious.  Here is one that I made a couple of weeks ago and I plan on repeating it again tonight.  The flavors are beautifully balanced and it’s a great way to watch the calories this Fall.  Enjoy!

 

Chipotle Turkey Chili with Apples

  • 2 tbsp. EVOO
  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 green apples
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup organic cider
  • Shredded super sharp white cheddar cheese, pepitas (toasted pumpkin seeds) and tortilla chips, for serving

 

Rachael Ray's Chipotle Turkey Chili w/ Apples

Preparation:

Heat the EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook until brown, using a potato masher to break it up.

 

Using a food processor, puree the chipotles and 2 tbsp. adobo sauce (to dial back the heat level, scrape out the chile seeds first). Stir 2 tbsp. of the chipotle puree into the meat; season with salt and pepper. Reserve the remaining puree to adjust the heat at the end of cooking (freeze what’s left over in a storage bag). Stir in the coriander, cumin and paprika. Add the onion and garlic.

 

Peel and chop 1 apple and add to the chili. Chop the other unpeeled apple and dress with the lemon juice. Add the cinnamon and bay leaves to the chili, cover and cook, stirring and lowering the heat, for 10 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, then the stock and cider; simmer.

 

Top the chili with the cheese, reserved apple and the pepitas. Serve with the chips.

 

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