Easiest Turkey Chili

We promise to post recipes other than stews, chilis and soups but not sure if you noticed its freezing outside! I just can’t help myself when the weather is cold to make our favorite chilis, soups and stews. This chili recipe is my absolute favorite. We are not sure the origin of this chili, my mother thinks an old Betty Crocker cookbook from when she first learned to cook. The original recipe calls for ground beef but we use ground turkey to save on calories and its just as good! To compliment the chili we make fresh cornbread by using traditional Quaker Oats or make a chili mac with ditalni pasta. What’s your favorite chili recipe?

Easiest Turkey Chili

5 servings, about 1 cup each

  • 1 pound turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 can (16 oz) whole tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained
  • Cheddar cheese for topping


Warm olive oil in saucepan on medium heat. Cook and stir turkey, onion and garlic in saucepan until turkey is light brown, drain. Store in tomatoes (with liquid), celery, chili powder, salt, sugar Worcestershire sauce and red pepper sauce. Heat to boiling; reduce head while breaking up whole tomatoes with a wooden spoon. Cover and simmer 1 hour.

Stir in beans. Heat to boling; reduce head. Simmer uncovered until hot, about 15 minutes. If you enjoy thicker chili, continue simmering, stirring occasionally, until desired consistency.





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