#Recipe: POM Turkey Chili

As we’re gearing up and getting ready for the Super Bowl, it’s time to think of what tasty treats to make for the big event. For something hearty and healthy, we’re simmering a pot of Pom’s Turkey Chili just in time for the big game. Here’s the recipe so you can try at home!

Ingredients

  • Juice from 2-3 large POM Wonderful Pomegranates*, or 1 cup POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
  • 1/3 cup arils from 1 large POM Wonderful Pomegranate or POM POMS fresh pomegranate arils
  • 1 4 x 4-inch double-thick piece of cheesecloth and kitchen string
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped red, yellow or green bell pepper
  • 1-2 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce,** finely chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic, or 1 teaspoon pre-minced garlic
  • 2 cans beef or vegetable broth (add more if needed)
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-oz. can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cooked turkey or diced cooked steak or beef

Garnish (Optional):
Shredded sharp cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

Preparation

  • Score 1 fresh pomegranate and place in a bowl of water.
  • Break open the pomegranate underwater to free the arils (seed sacs). The arils will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the membrane will float to the top.
  • Wrap 1/3 cup of arils in cheesecloth and tie into a bag with kitchen string. (Refrigerate or freeze remaining arils for another use.)
  • Prepare fresh pomegranate juice.*
  • Place oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot and heat until hot. Saut onion, bell pepper, chilies and garlic for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in broth and pomegranate juice; immerse cheesecloth bag in mixture.
  • Stir in beans, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer over low heat, uncovered, for 1 hour. Remove bay leaf and discard.
  • Stir in turkey; simmer 3 minutes more.
  • Remove cheesecloth bag and discard. Check seasoning.
  • Sprinkle cheese over each serving.
  • Refrigerate or freeze any leftovers in tightly sealed containers.
  • Serve this pomegranate recipe.

    POM turkey chili

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