Spicy Turkey Chili Frito Pie Recipe
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican/American
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Serves: 6-8 servings
This is my healthier version of Mexican chili Frito pie. I use ground turkey, fat free sour cream and add more beans and peppers to make a tasty alternative to the traditional recipe that is usually served in a little bag of Fritos corn chips.
  • 1½ lb. ground turkey
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans
  • 1 can great northern beans
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 diced medium yellow onions
  • ½ diced green bell pepper
  • 1 whole diced jalapeno
  • 4 finely chopped cloves of garlic
  • 1 smashed whole clove of garlic
  • 1½ tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. ancho chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. chipotle chili pepper flakes
  • ½ tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp spanish smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp. chipotle tabasco sauce
  • 2 tsp. fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • ⅓ cup crushed corn chips
  • ⅓ cup shredded mexican cheese
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • queso fresco
  • chopped green onions
  • corn chips
  • peppitas
  1. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and add the chopped garlic, onions, bell pepper and ground turkey. Season the turkey well with salt and pepper then add the red pepper flakes, ancho chili powder and cayenne pepper. Cook until the turkey is browned. Be sure to stir regularly so that the garlic doesn't burn or stick.
  2. While the turkey is browning combine the canned beans and tomatoes in a large pot over medium heat. Do not strain the cans, just pour them straight into the pot.
  3. Next you'll add the jalapeno and smashed clove of garlic. I use a whole diced jalapeno and the recipe is really spicy. If you want to cut back on the heat remove the seeds and the white part inside of the jalapeno before you dice it. Smash the garlic clove by placing the broad side of your knife on top of it and hitting the knife with your palm a few times.
  4. Add the remaining spices, the sauces, butter and crushed corn chips.
  5. Once the turkey is cooked add it to the pot with the beans. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  6. Remove the pot from the heat and mix in the cheese and cilantro.
  7. To make a chili pie, first add a layer of corn chips to the bottom of a bowl. I like to use Trader Joes organic corn chip dippers because they taste great and they hold up to the chili well because they're thicker cut chips for dipping but the authentic recipe was actually made in a little snack-sized bag of original Fritos corn chips.
  8. Queso fresco and pepitas are also good choices to garnish the spicy chili.
Recipe by Manda Blogs About... at http://mandablogsabout.net/spicy-turkey-chili-frito-pie-recipe/