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Turkey Taco Beer Chili

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Turkey Taco Beer Chili is simple yet flavorful. Lean ground turkey, pinto and black beans in a taco seasoned and beer infused, roasted tomato sauce. Finish your bowl off with all your favorite toppings. 
Course Soups, Stews & Chilis
Cuisine American
Keyword beer, chili, fall, one pot, taco, turkey
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 332
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE TORTILLA STRIPS:

  • 8 yellow corn tortillas
  • olive oil
  • fine salt
  • black pepper

FOR THE CHILI:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 3 heaping tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 12 ounces beer
  • 1 (30 ounce) can crushed fire-roasted tomato sauce
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

TO MAKE THE TORTILLA STRIPS:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°.
  • Cut the tortillas into thin strips using a pizza cutter and divide among two rimmed metal baking sheet pans.
  • Toss in olive oil until coated, spread out in even layers and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Slide one pan at a time onto the middle rack and bake for 5-7 minutes (rotate the pan halfway) or until crispy.

TO MAKE THE CHILI:

  • Heat a 6 quart dutch oven over medium heat. Add olive oil and saute onions and garlic for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add in the turkey and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until fully cooked.
  • Stir in taco seasoning, chili powder and tomato paste. Add in the whole bottle of beer, the crushed tomatoes and beans.
  • Stir, cover and cook on medium-low for 25 to 35 minutes (or longer if desired). Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve chili in bowls and top with crispy tortilla strips and all your favorite taco toppings.

Notes

Optional Toppings For Chili:
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • avocado
  • black olives
  • hot sauce
  • cilantro

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1158mg | Potassium: 889mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 915IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg