Roasted Garlic White Chili

Today’s key phrase:  roasted garlic!

If I may backtrack a bit.  Fall is in full swing, and in the kitchen, my thoughts turn to soups, stews and chilis.  I was in a chili mood, but wanted to try something a bit different, and maybe a touch lighter.  I targeted a turkey based chili in my search.  Browsing the Interweb and the Feldmann cookbook library led me to the following recipe.  This comes courtesy of the folks at Cuisine at Home, which happens to be a top shelf source for kitchen inspiration.  Be sure to check them out. 
What caught my eye was that roasted garlic…!  A clear path to a scrumptious chili.  I have added a few Feldmann edits, but give it a try and feel free to put your own twist on things.  This is sure to cozy you up on that chilled fall evening…

2  white onions, chopped
2  Tbsp. olive oil
3  Anaheim chilis, roasted and seeded
3  Poblano chilis, roasted and seeded
1  garlic bulb, roasted
2  lbs ground turkey
4  cloves garlic, minced
2  tsp. chili powder
2  tsp. ground cumin
2  tsp. dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
1  tsp. ground coriander
¼  tsp. cayenne pepper
  cup all-purpose flour
8  cups low-sodium chicken broth
3  cans white beans  (navy or cannellini)
½  cup heavy cream
1  lime for juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Pepper Jack cheese to garnish 

Toss onions with the olive oil and roast.  Roast the chiles, then remove the charred skins and seeds.  Chop the peppers.  Roast the garlic.   
Brown the turkey in a large pot.  Add the minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, coriander, and cayenne.  Cook for 2 minutes.  Stir in flour to coat the turkey. 

Stir in the broth and bring to a simmer.
Puree 1 can of beans and the roasted garlic in a food processor until smooth.  Add the bean mixture to the chili along with the onions and chiles.  Simmer about 30 minutes until it begins to thicken.  Stir in remaining 2 cans of beans, cream and lime juice and heat through.  Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

Serve and top with pepper jack cheese to garnish.

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