Monday, February 16, 2015

Spicy and Sweet Dr. Pepper Chili

 Man oh man is this chili spicy! Spicy enough to clear your sinuses, make your nose run and your mouth burn. But not so spicy that you lose all the flavor of the chili and it sure does have a lot of flavor!

The spiciness of the chili is offset by the sweetness of the Dr. Pepper. I never would of thought adding pop to chili would taste good, but it does, it really does.

My husband and I though this chili was a great combination of spicy and sweet. However, not everybody like things as spicy as we do. So if you would like to reduce the amount of heat do not add the whole can of chipotle peppers.
Spicy and Sweet Dr. Pepper Chili

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2- 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1- 14 ounce can low sodium kidney beans
  • 12 ounce can Dr. Pepper
  • 7 ounce can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely diced
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot, over medium heat.
  2. Add in the carrots, red pepper, onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in ground turkey and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until completely cooked.
  4. Stir in the cornstarch, chili powder, oregano and cumin and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the brown sugar, crushed tomatoes, kidney beans, Dr. Pepper and chipotle peppers. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low.
  6. Simmer until completely heated through or until ready to serve. Stir occasionally.

Serves: 8
Calories: 438
Total Fat: 12.3g
   Saturated: 4.1g
   Polyunsaturated: 0.6g
   Monounsaturated: 2.7g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 80mg
Sodium: 556mg
Potassium: 311.7mg
Total Carbs: 54.2g
   Dietary Fiber: 12.5g
   Sugars: 28g
Protein: 32.6g
Vitamin A: 97%
Vitamin C: 72.8%
Calcium: 12.1%
Iron: 40.3%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Inside Bru Crew Life.

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