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Turkey Chili (From “Seinfield” Soup Nazi)

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Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

If you are going to a potluck party, this dish is best made a day ahead to let the flavors blend. It also doubles easily if your party is a hungry lot.

Serves 6


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato puree
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano leaves
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper


    1. In large heavy pot, heat the oil & brown the turkey. Pour off any excess fat.
    2. Add onion, green pepper and garlic. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes; stirring occasionally.
    3. Add beans, broth, tomatoes, tomato puree, chili powder, oregano, cumin and red pepper; cover.
    4. Simmer for 1½ hours, stirring occasionally.
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