a peek into my recipe collection: Hearty Turkey Chili

~Hearty Turkey Chili~
this recipe is courtesy of WW.com
a big bowl of hot chili is perfect for chilly days. (ha i punned. lol) this recipe is full of chunky veggies and ground turkey and hearty kidney beans.

i'm posting the original recipe, but will also include my own revisions...

Servings: 6 (i usually get 4-5 servings out of it, and i add stuff...so it's up for interpretation)
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hr
Level of Difficulty: Easy and Fast

-cooking spray
-1 tsp canola oil
-1 large onion, chopped
-2 medium garlic cloves, minced (i used 1 tbsp minced jarred garlic)
-2 medium carrots, sliced into rounds ( i like lots and lots of carrots in my chili)
-1 lb lean ground turkey
-2 tbsp chili powder
-1 tbsp paprika
-1 1/2 tsp red pepper flake (i prefer ground to whole)
-1 tsp ground cumin
-2 medium tomatoes, chopped (i use 1 or 2 cans of diced tomatoes)
-1 cup canned tomato sauce
-1 cup canned chicken broth (boullion will also do in a pinch)
-1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
-1 1/2 cup cooked kidney beans, rinsed and drained (i use 2 regular cans of beans)
-1 medium green pepper chopped
(i also add one diced jalepeno pepper)
-salt to taste
-black pepper to taste
-scallions (i leave these off...not really necessary)

-coat a large pot with cooking spray; place over medium heat. add oil and onion; saute onion until soft, about five to seven minutes. add garlic and carrots; cook until garlic is softened, about one minute. add turkey; brown meat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about five minutes.
-add all other ingredients and bring mixture to a boil. cover, reduce heat and simmer until meat and veggies are tender, about 30 to 45 minutes. season to toaste with salt and pepper. yields about 1 c. per serving.

i made this dish on friday for my brother's last dinner at home until he come's back for break. i served it with a fresh green salad and warm corn muffins. it's a seriously satisfying and filling meal for chilly weather.
for a great twist on corn muffins or corn bread, add 1 cup of frozen or canned corn kernels and 1 cup of creamed corn to two packs of Jiffy corn muffin mix. prepare and bake as directed.



  1. Yum, the chili looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. I am not much of a cook, but I'll admit this sounds totally delicious. Mmmm, turkey chili.