How do you make easy chili? This is the easiest and tastiest turkey chili recipe you will make! It is the start of fall here in North Carolina. The leaves are changing colors, and the cool evening temperatures deserve long-awaited nights around the fire pit. I could not think of anything to better compliment this much-welcomed weather than a big pot of turkey chili.
I have been experimenting with creating recipes that are not only packed with flavor but light on the carbs. I am not on a Keto diet but have certainly been focused on eating way fewer carbs and would consider it more of a modified Keto diet plan. This is a recipe that, if you remove the red kidney beans, could fall into that modified Keto meal plan. Another part of my experiment is creating meals that are good for my own diet goals and that the entire family will eat. This turkey chili knocks it out of the park.
We move off the grill and head inside to the stovetop for this chili recipe. I must say the aromas of this chili will fill the house, and the nostalgia of cool fall days set right in. Over the years I have built up my collection of Le Creuset cookware, so I’m always looking for a good reason to get the Dutch oven out. I hope you cook this chili, and I invite you to come back and share your thoughts. For now, let’s cook!
Use a fresh yellow onion, green pepper, and 2 cloves of fresh garlic. Chop those up and they go straight into the Dutch oven to sauté at medium-high temperature for one minute. Add the ground turkey and cook together until the turkey is nearly browned.
You could certainly add other vegetables like carrots, corn, or whatever you like. I use green peppers and onions for the hearty flavor of the fall season. The flavor of the peppers and onions cooked into the chili is delicious.
From here, add the chili beans, and red kidney beans, and keep adding the remaining ingredients in no particular order. I pack flavor into this turkey chili recipe by using smoked paprika and Tajin seasoning, which are now staple spices in my kitchen. Once everything is in the pot, stir it up real good and cover it with a lid to let it cook for 45 minutes to one hour.
Using ground turkey allows you to avoid the higher fat content of hamburger meat. Adding the beans will provide a ton of additional protein. I did not add a lot of heat but for those that enjoy some real heat in their chili, try adding Sriracha sauce, Frank’s Red Hot, or Texas Pete at the end with your favorite toppings!
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Once the chili is done, add your favorite turkey chili toppings. I enjoy adding scallion onions, shredded pepper jack cheese or sharp cheddar, sour cream, and your favorite hot sauce! My family will add crackers but if you’re watching the CARBS like I am, Folio cheese cut into triangles and baked on parchment paper and cooked on 400F for 7 minutes makes an awesome “chip”!
Another benefit to this large pot of chili is plenty of leftovers. This pot of turkey chili makes about twelve cups in total. This either feeds a large family or gathering of friends or feeds you for a few days. From my kitchen to yours, Enjoy!!
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Terrific Simple Turkey Chili Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 12 Cups 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Slow Cook
- Cuisine: American
Truly delicious but simple turkey chili recipe that just so happens to be incredibly easy to make. This recipe packs lots of flavors and makes about 12 cups to feed a large gathering or the family with leftovers to spare.
1 lb. ground turkey
1 yellow onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
2 T. A-1 steak sauce
1 McCormick’s original CHILI season packet
1 32oz. box of Hunt’s tomato sauce
1 can Rotel
1 27oz. can Bush’s chili beans (undrained)
1 15.5oz. can dark red kidney beans (drained)
1tsp. Tajin (chili lime seasoning)
1tsp. smoked paprika
Saute all vegetables in a Dutch oven for 1 minute then add ground turkey.
Cook with vegetables over medium heat until almost browned.
Add A-1 seasoning and dry Chili packet. Add tomato sauce, Rotel, and beans.
Add all dry seasoning and stir well.
Decrease the heat to low and cover and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Once Chili is done. Here are our favorite toppings: green onions, shredded pepper jack cheese or sharp cheddar, sour cream, and your favorite hot sauce! My family will add crackers but if you’re watching the CARBS like I am, Folio cheese cut into triangles and baked on parchment paper and cooked on 400F for 7 minutes makes an awesome “chip”!
- Serving Size: 1 Cup
- Calories: 209
- Sugar: 5 g
- Sodium: 413.5 mg
- Fat: 8.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 18.9 g
- Fiber: 5.5 g
- Protein: 16.7 g
- Cholesterol: 39.9 mg
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