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turkey chili

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

This thick, robust, hearty, and flavorful healthy Turkey Chili Recipe brings ground turkey, kidney beans, onions, and garlic together with the perfect blend of seasonings. This is one of our favorite chili recipes and one the whole family enjoys. I love to serve this with Cornbread or Beer Bread with Cheddar for a complete meal.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For turkey chili

  • 1 lb
    ground turkey
  • 1
    small onion finely chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • 1 can
    (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes or diced tomatoes
  • 2 c
    low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 can
    (15 ounces) of dark red kidney beans or black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make turkey chili

  • 1
    Brown the ground turkey in a Dutch Oven or heavy stock pot over medium heat. When the ground turkey is about halfway browned, add the onion and continue cooking until soft, about 4-5 minutes.
  • 2
    Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, onion powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • 3
    Stir in the tomatoes, chicken broth, kidney beans, and brown sugar. Simmer for 35-45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.