Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you, because this chili is very easy to make. Once you sauté the vegetables, it’s just a matter of dumping in all the spices, then adding the turkey, broth, and beans. The chili needs to cook for about half an hour, then the secret ingredient—chocolate—is added to give the dish a little depth. If you want more spice, add extra jalapeños. This chili definitely develops more flavor after a day or two, so make some on the weekend and stash it in the fridge or freezer to eat later in the week.
Game plan: The chili can be made up to 3 days in advance and refrigerated in a container with a tightfitting lid.
This dish was featured as part of our chili recipe slideshow.