Not for the Meek Spicy Turkey Chili

cyndi Williams


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!


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6-8 Depending on bowl size
45 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 1/4 lb
    ground turkey
  • 1 pkg
    sweet turkey italian sausage
  • 1 pkg
  • 1
    bell pepper
  • 2 medium
  • 1 can(s)
    stewed tomatoes, mexican
  • 2 can(s)
    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(s)
    tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 can(s)
    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.

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About Not for the Meek Spicy Turkey Chili

Course/Dish: Turkey, Other Main Dishes, Chili
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat

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