Turkey Chili with Hominy – this easy and delicious turkey chili can be on the table in under 45 minutes! Onions, garlic, ground turkey, hominy and seasonings make the perfect bowl of comfort food!
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What is Hominy?
You might be wondering about the hominy in this chili. I personally love hominy and love to use it in recipes. If you are not a fan, you can substitute canned beans, chickpeas would be good.
Hominy is dried corn kernels that have been put through a process called nixtamalization. The kernels are soaked in an alkaline bath, usually lime that causes them to swell about twice their size! Ground hominy is used to make masa to make corn tortillas.
The taste of hominy kind of reminds me of grits. You can buy hominy dried (like beans) or canned. For this recipe, we are using canned.
Turkey Chili with Hominy
I found this recipe in an old Food & Wine magazine – they called it Turkey Chili Soup with Hominy. I’ve shortened it to just Turkey Chili with Hominy.
What I love about this easy chili recipe is that it uses ground turkey. We are trying to cut back on red meat, so ground turkey is an excellent substitute. I also like the hominy in it, however like I mentioned above, if you’re not too sure about hominy, you can substitute chickpeas. You really should give it a try though, it’s so good.
Slow Cooker White Chili is another favorite using chicken and if you like sausage then you love this delicious Sausage and White Bean Chili!
Turkey Chili with Hominy
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 1/2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 3 cups low sodium beef stock
- 15 ounce hominy canned, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- tortilla cheese
- Heat the olive oil over medium high heat in a medium saucepan. When shimmering add the onion and garlic. Cook about 3 minutes.
- Add the turkey, ancho powder, cumin, and chipotle powder. With a wooden spoon, break up the turkey as it cooks, until it's lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the flour and then the tomato paste.
- Add the stock and the hominy. Turn the heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
- Serve the soup in bowls and provide cheddar cheese, cilantro, sour cream and tortilla chips for garnishing.