Turkey Chili to Cry For

Carolyn Haas


We love many different variations of chili. These were some of the ingredients from the Ready, Set, Cook game that reminded me of chili. I used lots of onion to add a kick of flavor and offset the lack of chili powder. (And all those onion made me cry.) I specifically used salsa with corn and black beans to make it more "chili-esque"!


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20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lb
    ground turkey
  • 11/2 large
    sweet onion, diced (save a bit for garnish)
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 c
    orange bell pepper (or your favorite color)
  • 3 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 c
    salsa, black bean and corn variety
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes (14-15 oz)
  • 1 c
    elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    black olives, sliced
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    sour cream, chopped cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese for optional garnish

How to Make Turkey Chili to Cry For


  1. Heat olive oil. Add turkey and break up, stirring until no pink remains. Add chopped onion. Cook until onion starts to wilt. Add garlic and chopped pepper. Cook for a few minutes.
  2. Add seasonings, salsa, tomatoes, water and macaroni.
    Bring to boil. Cover and lower heat. Cook until macaroni is al dente. Add extra water if seems too dry.
  3. Stir in sliced black olives until warm. Garnish with minced cilantro, a dollop of sour cream and/or some shredded cheese.

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About Turkey Chili to Cry For

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American

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