Sunday, February 01, 2009

What’s Cooking Sunday: Black Bean & Turkey Chili With Golden Raisin & Rosemary Muffins

What’s more iconic to serve on Superbowl Sunday than chili and cornbread? Well, I’ve got a lean, yet delicious, version of chili here using black beans and ground turkey. You can go with the usual cornbread on the side, but how about trying some Golden Raisin and Rosemary Muffins instead? They are light, savory, and slightly sweet at the same time.

Black Bean, Turkey, & Corn Chili
Serves 6

1 T vegetable oil
1 lb ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
1 T ground cumin
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp ground black pepper
2¼ tsp garlic powder
1 ¾ C chicken broth
1 C chunky salsa
1 T sugar
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained

Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepan over med-high heat. Add the turkey, onion, and spices. Cook until turkey is well browned, stirring frequently to break up the meat.

Stir in the broth, salsa, sugar, beans and corn . Heat to a boil, then reduce heat to low.

Cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Golden Raisin and Rosemary Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

1¾ C all purpose flour
¼ C sugar
1 T baking powder
¾ tsp salt
¾ C skim milk
¾ C golden raisins
2-3 tsp fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
1/3 C cooking oil
1 egg, lightly beaten

In small saucepan, heat milk, raisins and rosemary at a simmer for 2 minutes. (It will look curdled, but this is OK.) Add cooking oil and cool slightly. Add in beaten egg.

In large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add milk and raisin mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir until just moistened.

Divide evenly in greased muffin tin. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden. Remove from pan, and serve warm.


High Desert Diva said...


What time are you serving?

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Yum! My husband has been muttering about chili all weekend, so maybe I'll make up a batch of this recipe....

lori vliegen said...

oooh, turkey are speaking my language! i'm off to the store in a little while, and these ingredients are on my shopping list. what a great idea to use salsa in the recipe! and the muffins look delish, too!
happy super bowl, sweet girl!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Salsa in the chili-now that's genius! I've been in a funk and have literally eaten the same thing almost every day this week-rice and lentils. Meh, I need something tasty, fast!

3rdEyeMuse said...

that chili sounds right up my alley & those muffins! heaven.

thanks for all the great Sunday recipes. :)

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

It's on the stove as I type, simmering away! The flavor is great; I must admit the oregano was a surprise, but it really fits in well! Skipped on the muffins, though, store bought will do! ; )

Terri said...

Oh those muffins sound delicious Kate, do you deliver to Rhode Island???

EADotCom said...

MUFFINNNNNNNSSS! I will try your recipe!

Gabriela said...

Hello Kate,

Here I am recuperating from my Chili con Carne! I made my Cornbread using your recipe. Come check it out!

~ Gabriela ~

a fanciful twist said...

Oh goodness!! Yummy gooodness that is ;)

I am making chili today, and those muffins for sure!! xoxo

TattingChic said...

This looks fabulous and healthy! I think I'm going to try it! Thanks for the recipe!!! :)

Andrea said...

All your receipes sound sooo yummy!

Isabel said...

I can't wait to try those muffins. Thanks for the recipes!

Fete et Fleur said...

Oh, Boy! I serious need a napkin. I'm drooling heavily!! If we lived near each other you would have to set the table for one more and if it was OK two more so I could bring my hubby!