Monday, August 17, 2015

Turkey Chilli...Yum!

As hot as it was here this weekend I had all the ingredients for a pot of turkey chili, so I went ahead and made it.

The recipe for this chili is incredibly flexible depending on what you have in your fridge/cupboard and how spicy you like things.  Tonight I used:

About 1 lb of ground turkey
A little bit of olive oil
2 bell peppers, diced
1 red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, chopped with the seeds
2 peppers in adobo sauce and about a tablespoon of the sauce
1 can tomato sauce
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can red kidney beans
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
2 tbsp chili powder

  • Brown the turkey with a little bit of olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat
  • Remove the turkey and set it aside on a plate but do not drain the pot
  • Using the juices/fat from the turkey sauté the onion, bell pepper and jalepeno in the same pot used to cook the turkey
  • Add about half of the spices to the veggie mix
  • After the veggies are about 3/4 of the way cooked add the turkey back in along with the tomato sauce and chipotle
  • After the mixture comes to a boil add the beans and the rest of the spices
  • Let the chili simmer for at least 20 minutes
  • Add the cilantro right before you serve

This chili is really good with bit of greek yogurt and some cheddar cheese.  Enjoy!


  1. Oh yum!!!! Turkey chili sounds so good! Perfect for fall!!

  2. YUM! Love chili especially this time of year :)