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
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
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
sour cream

How to Make Not for the Meek Spicy Turkey Chili


  • 1Chop bell peppers, onions, Serrano peppers. Slice mushrooms if you purchased caps.
  • 2Add 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.
  • 3Once 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
  • 4The mushrooms will create liquid so drain entire pot once meat is brown. Return to pot.
  • 5Add 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.
  • 6Heat to boiling. Stir then immediately lower heat to medium and let simmer for about 45 minutes.
  • 7Top 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