Turkey chili con queso is the perfect appetizer for the holidays, game days or really any days! Just don’t expect any leftovers.
1 (16-oz) extra lean ground turkey
3 tbsp olive oil, divided
¼ c finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp ground chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp kosher salt
1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
3 tbsp flour
2 c milk
1 1/2 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Chips for dipping, if desired
In a skillet, cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
Add 1 tablespoon oil, onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until softened.
Add chili powder, cumin, salt and drained tomatoes and green chilies. Stir to combine.
Remove from skillet and set aside on a clean plate. Wipe skillet clean.
Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil.
Whisk in flour until smooth and cook 1 minute.
Gradually add milk, whisking constantly.
Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and gradually stir in cheese, stirring until smooth.
Stir in reserved turkey mixture until thoroughly combined.
Serve with chips.