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not for the meek spicy turkey chili

Recipe by
cyndi Williams
Richton prk, IL

I was recently told that my triglycerides were high and I should change my eating habits. Bad news for a foodie like me, but I'm attempting to do what I have to do. Here's my first major change: Turkey instead of beef chili. Hope you enjoy!

yield 6 -8 Depending on bowl size
prep time 45 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For not for the meek spicy turkey chili

  • 1 1/4 lb
    ground turkey
  • 1 pkg
    sweet turkey italian sausage
  • 1 pkg
  • 1
    bell pepper
  • 2 md
  • 1 can
    stewed tomatoes, mexican
  • 2 can
    chili beans (i like brooks brand) hot
  • 1 pkg
    hot chili seasoning
  • 1 pinch
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2-3
    serrano chiles chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 can
    tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 can
    water if you like it less thick. use tomato paste can
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1 pkg
    cheese, shredded (your choice) i use colby jack
  • 1
    sour cream

How To Make not for the meek spicy turkey chili

  • 1
    Chop bell peppers, onions, Serrano peppers. Slice mushrooms if you purchased caps.
  • 2
    Add olive oil to dutch oven or skillet. Heat oil and add veggies. I add my peppers as well but some may want to add later if not use to working with peppers.
  • 3
    Once veggies are soft about 5 mins, add ground turkey and turkey Italian sausage. I buy the links and push the meat from both ends of the casing. Chop with a spatula to break up the meat. Brown until no longer pink
  • 4
    The mushrooms will create liquid so drain entire pot once meat is brown. Return to pot.
  • 5
    Add 1 chili seasoning packet. Stir. Add tomato sauce and 1 1/2 can water. Stir. Add one can of beans and stewed tomatoes. Stir. Add last pack of chili seasoning and chilies if not already. Stir. Add ketchup. Stir.
  • 6
    Heat to boiling. Stir then immediately lower heat to medium and let simmer for about 45 minutes.
  • 7
    Top with shredded cheese and sour cream. I also serve my chili with tortillas.