It’s the best time of the year again! The cooler weather makes me crave soup, but not just any soup.
Spicy Turkey CHILI!
Chili is my go-to soup choice. I switch up my main meat source frequently. It can be chicken, ground beef or even shredded pork on occasion. It all depends on what I’m craving.
This time I felt like lean ground turkey was calling my name.
No matter what meat I am cooking with, the ingredients stay the same. I blend in fresh herbs and flavorful spices that not only have my nose running after a few bites, but also reminds me of how much I enjoy Chili.
The heat level in my recipe is not going to leave you in a full fledged sweat fest. Who wants that? The crushed red pepper and jalapeño are the two ingredients that give it a nice kick and leave your taste buds intact.
Feel free to adjust to your liking. I always do at least 3 taste tests before I call it “done.”
I start by getting the sauce and spices added to the pot, while leaving the heat off. This way, the ingredients can start incorporating into the sauce before the meat is added.
**I wanted to keep the carbs lower, so only one can of white beans was used.
Start browning the ground turkey. I add the green pepper and onions towards the end to let them soften.
Fold the beef mixture into the sauce and stir together.
Let the chili simmer on the stove until it starts to bubble. Remember to do your taste tests and add any additional ingredient amounts based on your preferences. The rule of 3! 🙂
Garnishes and toppings are an important part of my chili experience. Everyone likes different things, so here are a few garnish and topping ideas for you to try. Enjoy!
- Shredded Sharp Cheese
- Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt
- Green Onions or diced raw white onion
- Crushed Fritos/tortilla chips
- Sliced Jalapeno
- Diced Tomatoes
I’d love to hear what your favorite kind of chili is!
Feel free to comment below.
|6-7 servings||20 minutes|
|Cook Time||Passive Time|
|20 minutes||40 minutes|
Spicy turkey chili that is blended with a mix of heat and spice to satisfy everyone's palette.
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped
- 1 15 (oz) canned beans, drained and rinsed, kidney, pinto, black or white beans
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 2 8 (oz) canned tomato sauce
- 1 28 (oz) canned diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tbs italian seasoning
- 1 jalapeno, chopped or as a garnish
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 8 (oz) chicken broth (or water)
- With the heat off, combine tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chicken broth and spices in a large pot.
- In a large pan, brown the ground turkey until almost cooked through. Drain. In the same pan, add green pepper and chopped onion. Cook for 3 minutes. Add minced garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
- Add turkey mixture and veggies to the sauce pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and stir occasionally for 15 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste or add more chicken broth if desired. Serve with preferred toppings and garnishes from my list!
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