Turkey Chili With Heat

Turkey Chili With Heat

3 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1h

Heat aficionados will love this hearty, tasty and pretty healthy recipe using lean ground turkey. Shredded sharp cheddar, diced onion, and light sour cream make excellent toppings.


1/2 pound Ground turkey; e.g., 93%
15 1/2 ounce can Dark kidney beans; (undrained)
14 1/2 ounce can Diced tomatoes; (Red & Gold good)
2 whole Habanero peppers; (stemmed and chopped)
1 cup Yellow onion; (diced, divided)
1/2 Fresh lime; (juice and zest)
4 ounces Quinoa; (cooked)
1/2 cup Frozen corn
1 tablespoon Mexican chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon Garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon Paprika
2 pinches Kosher salt; (or to taste)
Freshly ground pepper; (to taste)
1/8 teaspoon Ground cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
Shredded cheddar cheese; (Sharp is good, optional for topping)
Light sour cream; (optional for topping)

Original recipe makes 3 Servings



In soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 cup of the onions and the habanero peppers (avoid breathing the fumes) and saute, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent, about 4 minutes. Add ground turkey and stir to break up into small pieces; cook and stir frequently until turkey has all turned white on outside, about 5 minutes. Add quinoa and stir to thoroughly mix in. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix thoroughly. Cover the pot, reduce heat to medium-low, and let cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve with remaining onion and optional cheese and sour cream as toppings.

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Turkey chili for those who like a little heat.

Turkey chili for those who like a little heat.

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Amazingly easy and delicious!
Sammie56 8m ago

I used chopped turkey instead of ground. And jalepenos instead of the hot peppers. Very good:)
Britanytapani 1y ago

Ok, so I'm a chili-head. I like a little heat, and this great tasting turkey chili fills the bill while claiming to be pretty healthy.
Eugene1942 3y ago

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