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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

December 30 2013

Cold Weather Recipes - Spaghetti With Quick Turkey Chili

Kosher salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 pound ground turkey
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 14-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons ketchup
Hot sauce, to taste
8 ounces spaghetti
Shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream, for topping (optional)

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the scallion whites and garlic and cook, stirring, until soft, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste and chili powder and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture is brick red, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the turkey and stir, breaking up the meat, until almost cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add the chicken broth, beans and ketchup; bring to a simmer and cook until the chili is slightly thickened but still soupy, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in the scallion greens and hot sauce.

Meanwhile, add the pasta to the boiling water and cook as the label directs, then drain. Divide among bowls and top with the chili, cheese and sour cream.