Nigel Slater's recipe for Minced Turkey Chilli looked like a great way to bump up the flavour of lean and sometimes bland ground turkey and it met the criteria of being very quick-cooking, perfect for this week's theme of weeknight favourites (or soon to be favourites) at I Heart Cooking Clubs.
I followed some of
Nigel's suggestions and added garlic and cumin to the mixture of onions, turkey and beans and used ancho and chipotle chili powders for some smoke and heat. The dish was
done in 15 minutes, had great flavour and would have been delicious
served as suggested in a tortilla but it wasn't quite what I was
craving: a bowl of North American-style chili.
A can of plum tomatoes, some extra beans and spices, and an additional 15 minutes of simmering in an uncovered skillet gave me what I was looking for in a relatively short time.
I served it with roasted Corn Salad with Avocado (p207) from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything and Cornbread from the King Arthur Flour website for a delicious weeknight meal, one that will definitely be repeated.
See what everyone else made on a busy night over at IHCC as members continue to cook with featured cook and food writer Nigel Slater.