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turkey chili

Turkey Chili

A great basic turkey chili recipe that is perfect for cooler weather. Great as leftovers!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 bell peppers (seeded and chopped )
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 ounce envelope instant hot chocolate mix
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons salt (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 30 ounces canned diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as three 10-ounce cans Rotel, drained)
  • 8 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 15 ounces canned kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup cheap beer (or chicken broth)


  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat or in an instant pot on "saute." Add the onion, garlic, and peppers; cook and stir until the onion is transparent.
  • Add in the ground turkey and cook until turkey is no longer pink, stirring occasionally to break up turkey into smaller pieces. At this point, if using a crock pot, transfer the turkey and veggies to the crockpot and added the rest of the ingredients directly to it.
  • Season with chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, pepper, hot cocoa mix, and salt. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, diced tomatoes with green chilies, tomato sauce, and kidney beans. Add the beer or broth, and stir to mix.
  • Partially cover the pan, and simmer over medium heat for about 50 minutes, stirring occasionally. If using an instant pot or crockpot, cook on low for several hours or more until ready to serve.
  • Serve chili with your favorite chili toppings, such as chopped onion and shredded cheese.


Source: Adapted from Allrecipes.com
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Keyword fall, main dish, soup, turkey