Turkey Chili and Cheddar Melt

Chili, Casseroles and Stews, Entrees.
As the days grow colder, and after a long day's work, nothing can be better than a hot meal featuring versatile ground turkey. 

Turkey Chili and Cheddar Melt


Quantity Ingredients
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb. ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp chili poweder
pinch cayenne pepper
1 28 oz can tomatoes
1 5 1/2oz. tin tomatoe paste
1 19 oz. can red kidney beans, drained
1 cup old cheddar cheese, chopped into chunks
2 cups lettuce, shredded (optional)


1. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet or Dutch oven. Brown ground turkey with onion, celery and garlic, draining off fat if necessary. 2. Add chili powder, cayenne, tomatoes and tomato paste; break up tomatoes with the back of a large spoon. 3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in kidney beans, cover and simmer 10 minutes longer. 4. Add cheddar cheese chunks; simmer 3 minutes longer until cheese begins to melt. 5. Spoon into soup bowls and top each serving with lettuce if desired. 

Source: Ontario Turkey Producers' Marketing Board http://www.ont-turkey.on.ca