Pumpkin Turkey Chili
Pretty good, but a little too mild for us - needed lots more seasoning. That's why I gave it a 4. If you add more seasoning, it'd get a 5. Very easy.
I tried to follow the directions exactly, except I used about 15 ounces of Mild Rotel instead of diced tomatoes. I don't like tomatoes chunks, so I blended it before adding it. I also immediately added about 5 cloves garlic because we like it. And, I semi-blended the peppers and onions so the flavor permeated the turkey well, since my husband doesn't like turkey.
When it was done, I felt it was too mild. So, I added a lot more chili powder, pepper, cumin, coriander, and a touch of red pepper. Plus I added more salt.
My husband actually liked it! A first for turkey. We put it on tortillas and topped it with a lettuce mix, kale, pepper jack cheese or cheddar cheese, and avacado.
We will definitely make this again. I love it that the pumpkin adds nutrients and fiber. We plan to make it and dehydrate it to use on a backpacking trip. Tortillas travel well, as does hard cheese. So, this will be good! I will try it with lime on the leftovers.
Plan to also try substituting beans for the turkey to accommodate our vegetarian friends and our desire to eat less meat. May also just add beans and kale or spinach to make the kind of chili we usually have with crackers. And, I will probably use medium Rotel next time for more spice.
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Feb. 5, 2012