Turkey Chili

Ground turkey provides a lean alternative to ground beef in this chili recipe. Here's a very good, simple turkey chili. It's quite versatile; it can be spiced up further with cayenne pepper and/or jalapenos.

(4.5, 40) 88% would make again
Yield: 8 Servings

Cuisine: American   Main Ingredient: Turkey


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I made this using leftover roast turkey cut into very small pieces and black beans. It was delicious! My. Husband loved it and told me to be sure to save this one.
jeanniegwt , 2y ago

I made this a few days ago. Absolutely delicious! This is now my go-to chili recipe. I thought that it called for too much chili powder but the flavor is fantastic. I added a little extra Cumin and Cayenne just because and also added in some corn. My boyfriend has asked for the recipe as well and he is a chili snob so if you are debating whether or not to make this recipe---do it!
bdizzle , 2y ago

This chili is so good you don't notice that it's not beef! We like to use a lot more garlic (about 8 cloves) and also add a couple fresh finely diced jalapenos (with seeds) for some extra kick. Also we use pinto instead of kidney beans.
sarahgibson1 , 2y ago

Very good recipe! Hit with everyone in the house, even the kids.
pammiecombs , 2y ago

i only put in a third of the chilli powder suggested as i was making this for a 5 year old and a 17 month old. it was still too spicy even for me so after pouring large amounts of yogurt and cream to cool it down, it was still too spicy for the kids and too creamy for me. not for my family and thats a shame as it smelt lovely.
hunnibun , 2y ago

great flavor. left out the cayenne pepper. serving to kids who don't like spice.
susanrtanis , 3y ago

I would rate this recipe with 5 stars. It was an excellent recipe. I usually try new recipes when we have company and of course I served this to friends and they, too, said it was very, very tasty. The wife of our friends wanted the recipe and I happily gave it to her. Some things I did to the recipe was:doubled it (noticed when I went back into website, I could change it to however many serving I wanted), sauteed the onion and garlic (used 4 times garlic) and then removed from pan, cooked each package of ground turkey separately, added one 8 oz. can of tomato sauce in the last hour of cooking because I wanted more tomato flavor, plus added about 2 tablespoons more cornmeal to thicken it a bit more. After cooking the turkey, I put everything into my large crock pot and finished cooking it. I added the kidney beans about one hour before serving. I cooked on high for 2 hours and low for another hour. I will make it again and share it with my family. I should probably add that I rarely make a recipe exactly as posted, it's just a cook's, or my thing! I have a habit of adding or deleting things to the recipe, customizing it to my taste. I do believe that if I had followed the recipe exactly as posted that I would still rate it as a five star recipe! Because I found the recipe on BigOven, I will add it to my Favorites.
gingerspice62 , 3y ago

The chili was very good . Made some with some corn chips .
cookinggirl20 , 3y ago

Easy and flavorful. Added a can of Rotel to the original mix and 1/4 cup red cooking wine during the simmer, plus some red pepper flakes near the end.
greagan01 , 3y ago

I tried this recipe but changed a few things. It turned out well but I used pinto beans instead of kidney beans. I did not use cumin because I didn't have still did fine. I love season so I must say I used a lot of seasonings to get the taste I wanted.
devitadyer , 3y ago

Brnandin, I think you misinterpreted "tsp" to mean "tablespoon" and not "teaspoon". "tsp" is short for "teaspoon" but to clarify for others, I'm updating the recipe. Thanks!
stevemur , 3y ago

Gross! Waste of ingredients. Way to much salt.
brnadin , 3y ago

Does it really take 2 hours to cook??!
thesonicboom , 3y ago

My wife has surgery so I wound up having to cook for the family. I downloaded this app then came across this dish. My first time making Chili and it turned out great. Great recipe "season to taste". Next tie I might slightly season the meat before cooking it.
bwarren1 , 4y ago

Loved it, really easy and lowfat! Thanx
lindzzej87 , 4y ago

This was great! Had it on a cold night watching the Giants and it warned us up.. We put it over macaroni and cheese and it was phenomenal :-)
davidboyd , 4y ago

Easy comfort food. You can make this as spicy as you'd like with extra jalapenos, cayenne pepper, etc.
stevemur , 4y ago

Great chili! I used a combo of Rotel & tomato sauce instead of chopped tomatoes. I will definitely make this again!
catheas , 4y ago

My new go to turkey chili recipe. Used Hunts tomato sauce instead of canned tomatoes to make it thick and delish!
kfblake , 4y ago

I use this and other recipes and it was so good. Little spicy. But good!
hollywood104 , 4y ago

Very tasty and easy to make.
majennings , 4y ago

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