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Rhubarb Chili

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h servings 338
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 338 calories; 11.1 35.3 26.3 63 880 Full nutrition

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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 l...

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...