Leftover turkey from Thanksgiving Dinner? After I've had at least one turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce sandwich, the rest of the turkey goes into this dish. It's a nice change after all that holiday food.
2 cups chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, chopped fine
1 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
2(35 oz.) cans crushed tomatoes
2(15 oz.) cans kidney beans, drained
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
3/4 chicken stock or broth
2-4 Tablespoons chili powder (to taste)
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
1 Tablespoon dried hot red pepper flakes
2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 Tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 to 4 cups of shredded, cooked turkey meat
In a large stew pot, cook the onion and green pepper over medium high heat, stirring, until softened and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, for a minute or two more.
Add tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, beans, oregano, salt, pepper and cooked turkey meat. Bring mixture to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for an hour.
Salt to taste. Add 1 to 3 teaspoons of sugar to take the edge of acidity off the tomatoes, if desired.