Super Hearty Turkey Chili

2 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

The perfect food for big families or students on a strict budget. A new twist on an old favourite. Packed with veggies and a couple special ingredients, this dish is tasty, filling and economical! Below are stove top directions, although chili can also be made in a slow cooker. Simply brown meat, add all ingredients and simmer all day!


1 lb lean ground turkey
1 medium white onion; diced
2 cloves garlic; chopped fine
1 can red kidney beans; (drained but not rinsed)
1 can whole kernel corn; (drained)
1/2 jalapeno pepper (seeds included); chopped fine
1 roma tomato; diced
1/2 large sweet red pepper; diced
1 can tomato and basil tomato sauce; + equal part water
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp honey
chili seasoning
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper; (optional)
1 tbsp olive or canola oil; or 2 sprays of cooking spray
1/4 tsp Salt
Black pepper; to taste
handful multigrain tortilla chips; (optional)

Original recipe makes 8



Heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic and jalapeno. Toss until they begin to sweat. Add ground turkey, salt , cayenne and cinnamon and allow meat to brown. Add chili seasoning and stir well. Add tomato sauce, kidney beans and water and stir well. Adjust seasonings to taste. Cover, reduce heat to low and allow mixture to simmer for 45 minutes. Add tomato, red pepper, corn and honey. Simmer on low for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let chili sit at least 15 minutes. Serve warm with handful of tortilla chips crushed on top, or with your favourite side! Enjoy!

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Very tasty and healthy! Was great in the crockpot. I will most definitely be making this again.
lheise 3y ago

The honey and cinnamon are a must!!! The honey cuts the acidity of the tomatoes/sauce, and the cinnamon adds a delicious, warm and smoky flavour to this dish. It also helps to temper the heat of the cayenne and jalapeno. Add as many vegetables as you like, this dish is fool-proof! This dish tastes better the longer you let it sit. [I posted this recipe.]
Adharr 7y ago

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