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Chef Bill Fuller: Turkey Chili & Blue Cornbread

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(Photo Credit: KDKA)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — This week, Chef Bill Fuller, of the big Burrito Group, is back in the Pittsburgh Today Live kitchen whipping up his tasty recipes for Turkey Chili and Blue Cornbread!

Turkey Chili
¼ C Olive oil
2 # Ground turkey
Spice Mix
¼ C Ancho chili powder
2 Tbs Ground coriander
1 Tbs Ground cumin
1 Tbs Salt
2 Tbs Black pepper
2 C Small diced white onions
¼ C Chopped garlic
Tomato Mix
½ can Chipotle peppers (7 oz. can)
2 cans Fire roasted tomatoes (28 oz can, Muir Glen)
1 C Tomato paste
2 C Freshly brewed coffee
¼ C Brown sugar
1 C Water
Red Beans

Directions:
1. Prepare Spice Mix with all ingredients.

2. Combine Tomato Mix ingredients. Puree well.

3. Heat on stove until very hot. Add oil, turkey, and Spice Mix stirring often. Brown well, making sure turkey is loose.

4. When browned, add Tomato Mix and Red Beans.

5. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer with stirring for at least 30 minutes.

6. Taste and adjust seasonings

Red Beans
2 # Dry red beans (check and remove all rocks from beans)
1 Tbs Black pepper
3 Tbs. Salt
3 qt. Water (approximately)

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients except salt in saucepot.

2. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low.

3. Simmer until beans are cooked but not mushy.

4. Remove from heat, add salt, and allow to sit for at least five minutes.

5. Strain.

Blue Cornbread
2 C Buttermilk
½ ea. Jalapeño, de-seeded and minced
2 Ea Eggs
¼ C Brown sugar
1 C All purpose flour
1/3 C Yellow corn meal
2/3 C Blue corn meal
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking powder
1 Tbs. Butter
½ C Heavy cream

Directions:

1. Place seasoned 8“ cast iron skillet in oven. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Whisk together buttermilk, peppers, eggs, and brown sugar.

3. In another bowl combine flour, both corn meals, salt, and baking powder.

4. Combine dry ingredients with the egg mixture stirring with spoon. Do not over mix. Batter may be lumpy.

5. Rub batter in hot skillet. Pour in batter

6. Pour cream in ziz-zag pattern over batter from end to end DO NOT STIR.

7. Bake for 35 minutes or until lightly browned and solid.

8. Allow to rest before cutting.

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