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Turkey Chili

Instead of beef we use turkey to make one of my favorite dishes ever. Yes, it’s that good!


I don’t really like ground turkey. It just gets so dry when it is in turkey burgers or things like that. Now, turkey chili is a different story. I’m honestly not sure how I made this that good. And yes, it was 90 degrees when I sat outside eating this.

But it was so good I didn’t care.

I mashed one can of beans and left the other can whole. I didn’t purée them, but I just smashed them lightly with a fork. It gives it a nice texture.



I’ve tasted a whole lot of chili, by the way.

It’s basically throwing ground turkey and onion into a pot, browning it, and adding spices. Like 3 tablespoons of chili powder. Or more if that is what you want. We’re also adding cumin and paprika. Then add tomato paste, beans and broth. Simmer and boom. The best chili EVER.

And this is perfect for all those times when you need a quick dinner, because it’s so easy to whip up. 20 minutes prep, and then you let the stove do its thing for the rest of it.

Enjoy! and now I want another bowl of this.

Turkey Chili

  • Servings: 5-6
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1 tablespoon olive oil

3/4 cup chopped white onion

1 pound ground turkey

3 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 can white Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed

3 cups chicken broth


  1. Heat oil in a pot of medium heat. Add turkey and onion, and cook until turkey is browned.
  2. Add chili powder, paprika, cumin and salt. Stir and cook for 30 seconds. Add tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. While its cooking add the kidney beans to a bowl and lightly mash them with a fork.
  3. Add the mashed beans and Great a Northern beans to the pot. Add broth and stir. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until thickened. Serve with cheese, sour cream or chives.



*The nutrition facts are based off the products I used.



12 thoughts on “Turkey Chili

  1. I have all the ingredients on hand – so trying this one soon!

    FYI – when making turkey burgers, keep the ground turkey as cold as possible. Make patties ahead of time… then cook over medium-to-medium-low heat. (Not as fast as beef.) Juicy burgers every time! 😉


  2. I am soooo excited you posted a reciepe for this!!! Definitely going to try it sometime soon! I’ll let u know what I think;)


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