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Turkey chili

Simple Turkey Chili


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2-3 Tablespoons chili powder (more to taste)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-2 cups chicken broth (depending on how thick you like your chili)
  • 30 ounces petite diced tomatoes (two 15 oz cans)
  • 15 ounces dark red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 15 ounces black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 15 ounces white chili beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 1/2 cups corn (canned or frozen, optional)
  • Optional toppings: cheese, sour cream, cilantro, avocados, tortilla chips


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, peppers and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the onions become translucent. Add in the ground turkey and cook until lightly browned. Drain if needed. Stir in seasonings.
  2. Next add in the chicken broth, tomatoes and beans. Add corn if desired. Bring turkey chili to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for at least 30 minutes. The longer the better. Taste and add more salt and seasonings if desired.
  3. Ladle turkey chili into bowls and top with your favorite toppings.