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ground chicken or ground turkey? (for chili, etc)


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ground chicken or ground turkey? (for chili, etc)

Vetter | Jan 24, 2009 09:41 AM

I'm cooking a huge batch of (unconventional) chili tomorrow, and half is going to be fed to folks who don't eat beef or pork, and half will go to solid carnivores. So...I'm leaning towards using some ground poultry, but I've never cooked with it. Which should I choose? Should I use light or dark meat? Please educate me.

Btw, the chili is scrummy. If you're interested, here's the recipe.

1 chopped sweet onion
2 lbs ground beef (normally...)
4 large finely chopped garlic cloves
2 T fruit chutney (I use TJ's mango ginger)
glugs of worchestershire sauce
handful Mexican oregano
3-4 +++ shakes ground peri peri chili (or similar)
2 cans tomato sauce
1 can crushed tomatoes
2-4 cups of beans (I like black beans or garbanzos)
2 T sugar
salt and pepper
maybe some shakes of a good complex fruity hot sauce

Saute aromatics until translucent, add 3-4 shakes peri peri, brown meat. Once red almost cooked out, add worchestershire sauce, salt and pepper, and plenty of good Mexican oregano, crushed. Add tomato, simmer for a while. Add sugar. Taste. Maybe add more oregano. Simmer an hour. Add beans. Simmer.


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