This chili was a fun experiment that my kids gave 5 stars! Rhubarb is very popular in desserts and should make an appearance in a main dish occasionally. Serve with your favorite chili toppings, or eat on its own.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add rhubarb, onion, red bell pepper, and salt; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ground turkey and garlic and cook until turkey starts to brown, about 5 minutes.

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  • Stir chili powder, cocoa powder, white sugar, cumin, cinnamon, allspice, and cayenne pepper into the pot; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add blacks beans, diced tomatoes, and corn; mix well to combine. Bring chili to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until thickened and flavors are combined, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute ground beef for the turkey if preferred.

Because this is a thick chili, make sure to keep the lid on while it simmers.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; protein 26.3g; carbohydrates 35.3g; fat 11.1g; cholesterol 62.9mg; sodium 880.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2019
I used lean beef but it was delicious. It was very lean beef and with the rhubarb feels healthier. I recommend this to all Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2017
I gave this recipe 3 stars because it was good but not really all that special. I was excited to try rhubarb and also the cocoa powder was intriguing but there just wasn't the wow factor I was looking for. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2018
I used one small can diced tomatoes and one small can of fire roasted tomatoes with green chile's in addition to two very coarsely chopped fresh tomatoes. This is very easy to put together. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2017
I gave this recipe 3 stars because it was good but not really all that special. I was excited to try rhubarb and also the cocoa powder was intriguing but there just wasn't the wow factor I was looking for. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2019
I used lean beef but it was delicious. It was very lean beef and with the rhubarb feels healthier. I recommend this to all Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2017
Good but definitely needs more liquid! I wanted something savory using my garden's rhubarb and came across this. For the most part I followed the recipe but found that liquid was needed after adding all the ingredients listed in step 2. I google'd "rhubarb chili" found other recipes online and saw they all listed 2 or 3 cups of broth so I added 3 cups chicken broth. My other changes made due to what I had on hand: 1 pound lean ground beef (rather than turkey); 2 cans of Great Northern Beans (rather than black) 1 can diced tomatoes and halved fresh cherry tomatoes (rather than 2 cans) & 2 smallish ears fresh corn (rather than 1 cup frozen). Lastly I increased a few spices a bit for more flavor - 4 garlic cloves & 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Good the first day but better the next. Read More
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