Turkey Chili

Donna Brown


This is a great chili on a cool day. It is lower in sodium and fat than some chili recipes as I make my own chili seasoning and can control the sodium content somewhat. Good with crackers, Mexican corn bread, toasted cheese sandwich or over spaghetti noodles for a great Chili/Spaghetti. Leftovers are good over a baked potato or over chips for nachos.

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2 lb
fresh ground turkey, browned and drained ( i use honeysuckle white ground turkey)
large onion, chopped
large bell pepper, red or green or mixed, roasted and skin removed, chopped
clove fresh minced garlic
1 tsp
sugar, or 2 packs sugar substitute
1 can(s)
black beans, drained and rinsed well
1 can(s)
chili beans
1 can(s)
beef broth, reduced sodium and 1/2 - 1 can of water
1 can(s)
chili ready diced tomatoes
1 can(s)
6 oz. tomato paste
1 can(s)
8 oz. tomato sauce
chili seasonings:
1 - 2 Tbsp
chili powder, add to your taste
1/2 tsp
each of cumin, ground white pepper, freshly ground black pepper, dried thyme, onion powder
1 tsp
1/2 - 1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
each of tony chachere's seasoning and old bay seasoning

How to Make Turkey Chili


  • 1Brown ground turkey, add onion and minced garlic, cook unitl about done. (I use a large cast iron roaster with a lid for one pot cooking - less clean up.) Drain meat mixture. On top of the meat I add seasonings and mix well. Add rest of ingredients - beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, sauce, water and broth. Simmer about 45 minutes - 1 hour. **The best way to roast bell pepper - cut pepper in 1/2 lengthwise, remove seeds, etc. place on a cookie sheet, mash pepper with palm of hand to flatten. Run under broiler until pepper skin is black. Remove from oven and put heated pepper in a brown paper sack, fold top of sack down to hold in steam or put in bowl with tight fitting lid. When steamed well, remove skin from pepper. (Of course as in most any recipe, use your own desired seasonings. If you want to use a package of chili seasoning and regular chopped bell pepper or kidney beans, by all means use that, I just like to make my own seasonings to suit our tastes.)

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About Turkey Chili

Course/Dish: Turkey, Chili
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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