This Easy Turkey Chili Recipe is a delightful and hearty one pot recipe and perfect dinner to be loved by everyone at the table.Jump to Recipe
This Easy Turkey Chili is the perfect recipe made right in time for fall. Although this week has been a little warm for November weather. I’m prepare for cold days ahead with a cozy bowl of goodness.
Now let’s get into the details. This recipe has all the essentials. The
Meat: The meat of choice is ground turkey. I enjoy eating mostly turkey, chicken, and seafood products in my cooking. Lean ground turkey is an excellent option that is lower in fat.
Beans: One pot uses 1 can of red kidney beans to help bulk up this dish with fiber and calories.
Aromatics: The started and a hidden star of this chili goes to onions. It’s essential to sautee first with ground turkey to set the aromatic tone and the spices to come.
How to Make Easy Turkey Chili
Heat: Start by heating a large dutch oven over medium heat.
Add: Add olive oil first. Then add chopped onion to large dutch oven. Using a utensils stir chopped onions around it starts to become translucent. Next a ground turkey to pan. Make sure to season with a little bit of salt and pepper. Use the same utensil and start to break apart ground turkey while moving/sautéing. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until ground turkey is completely brown.
Season: Next add chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, dried oregano to give flavor.
Fill: Now it’s time to fill this dutch oven with the rest of the essentials that make this chili great! Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, broth. Stir well to evenly combine.
Cover and Simmer: Place lid on top of dutch oven. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes. Water should absorb into chili once finished.
Remove: Transfer from hot stove. Taste and adjust seasonings/broth as desired. Add up to 1 cup more of broth for more liquid. Be sure to mix throughly.
Top it off: Make this Easy Turkey Chili will your favorite toppings.
What should I serve with Easy Turkey Chili?
A bowl of turkey chili is great all by itself. If you are looking for any worthy additions there are few things you can serve.
Tortilla chips/crackers: Add a few tortilla chips or cracker on the side.
Hot dogs: Add a few spoonfuls of chili on top for a loaded hot dog. If you’re like me, you wouldn’t mind dipping your hot dog in the chili. (Whatever works right)
Baked potato: Just like hotdogs, chili would make a great topping on a hot baked potato.
Fresh salad: For a great combo pair a cup of chili and a nice salad for balance.
Grilled cheese: Also on the list for great pairs are grilled cheese and chili.
How to Store
Store chili in air tight container. It will keep up tp 4 days.
Is freezing an option for storing chili?
Absolutely! I love freezing an extra batch and leftovers of food. That way I can always have something in the fridge to eat when I don’t want to cook a full meal from scratch. To freeze allow the chili to cool completely. Transfer to plastic bag. When sealing the bag make sure to lay flat.
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Easy Turkey Chili
This Easy Turkey Chili Recipe is delightful and hearty one pot recipe perfect for dinner for everyone.
- ½ yellow onion chopped
- 16 ounce ground turkey
- 2 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoon garlic minced
- 2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 can red kidney beans
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 cup broth
- 1 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat extra virgin olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion, Sautee for 30 seconds. Next, add in ground turkey. Season with salt and pepper. stir. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until ground turkey is completely cooked.
Add the chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, dried oregano, beans, tomato sauce, tomato paste, brown sugar, and broth.
Stir well to combine.
Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat and serve.
Jasmin Foster is a registered dietitian/food photographer focused on feel good balanced living providing recipes and tips to help you live your best life.