New World Chili

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From Better Homes and Gardens
Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 10 hours in a slow-cooker on low; 5 hours on high.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. turkey breast tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes, or an equivalent amount of fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup peeled, seeded and cubed butternut squash or pumpkin
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth, or more to reach desired consistency
  • 2 cups shredded fresh spinach
  • 4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers, shredded (1 cup)

Directions:

1. In a 5-quart slow cooker, combine turkey, undrained tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, squash, onion, the 1/2 cup chicken broth, corn, cranberries, jalapeño pepper, chili powder, and garlic.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. If desired, stir in additional broth to reach desired consistency. Stir in spinach just before serving. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

Makes 6 servings. Enjoy!