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Turkey Chili – A Beautiful Mess


Chili season is here! For me, that means as soon as the first fall leaf hits the ground. You can say I’m impressed. This Turkish chili is a classic! It’s full of simple, healthy ingredients, so you won’t feel guilty adding lots of cheese and sour cream to it. Find more delicious soup recipes in our archives.

There is a lot of debate in our house about how to make chili soup. Do you prefer your chili on the thick side (think sloppy joe or thick gravy) or more on the thin side like a soup or stew? Honestly, I’d eat neither! But this turkey chili recipe is more like a soup or a thick stew. I like to add Frito chips to my chili, and that tends to thicken the final texture anyway.

Related: Next, try our favorite vegetarian chili (red lentils) or vegetarian white pepper.

ingredients

  • Ground turkey
  • shallot
  • garlic
  • Red pepper
  • olive oil
  • Red beans
  • tomato sauce
  • Chicken stock
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • cayenne
  • marjoram
  • Salt, pepper

You’ll also need additional toppings like shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions, and cornflakes (or crackers).

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Prepare the ingredients by chopping the shallots and bell peppers (removing the stem and seeds). Mince the garlic. Drain the canned beans.

Add olive oil to a large frying pan and saute the vegetables (leeks, bell peppers and garlic) over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until softened and slightly browned. Remove from pan.

In the same skillet, brown the ground turkey until completely cooked (there should be no pink remaining). If the turkey sticks, add a little more oil. This can sometimes happen with lean ground turkey and some skillets. While it’s cooking, add a tablespoon of chili powder and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Then add the cooked vegetables and drained beans to the pan with the turkey. Then add tomato sauce, chicken broth and remaining spices. Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Taste and season with a little salt and pepper or whatever else you feel the chili needs.

When ready to serve, top with shredded cheese, sour cream, scallions, and any other chili toppings you prefer.

Tips and alternatives

  • I like to use lean ground turkey (99% fat free), but any ground turkey will work well in this recipe.
  • You can replace the leeks with half a yellow or red onion if necessary.
  • You can replace the red beans with other beans, like black beans, or even with something already seasoned like ranch beans.
  • Add more veggies if you like! Other great additions are corn, yellow squash, or jalapeno for extra heat.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week and then reheat on the stove or in the microwave as needed.

More fall recipes

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Frequently asked questions

Is ground turkey a good substitute for ground beef in chili?

Yes, ground turkey is similar and will brown better than ground chicken. Ground turkey is leaner (less lean) than ground beef, so it’s a great option if you want to lighten up your chili recipe.

What goes well with Turkish chili?

Corn chips like Fritos, cornbread, tortilla chips, pretzels, grilled cheese sandwiches, or over spaghetti noodles.

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directions

  • Prepare the ingredients by chopping the shallots and bell peppers (removing the stem and seeds). Mince the garlic. Drain the canned beans.

  • Add olive oil to a large frying pan and saute the vegetables (leeks, bell peppers and garlic) over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until softened and slightly browned. Remove from pan.

  • In the same skillet, brown the ground turkey until completely cooked (there should be no pink remaining). If the turkey sticks, add a little more oil. This can sometimes happen with lean ground turkey and some skillets.

  • While it’s cooking, add a tablespoon of chili powder and a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Then add the cooked vegetables and drained beans to the pan with the turkey.

  • Then add tomato sauce, chicken broth and remaining spices.

  • Simmer for 20-30 minutes.

  • Taste and season with a little salt and pepper or whatever else you feel the chili needs.

  • When ready to serve, top with shredded cheese, sour cream, scallions, and any other chili toppings you prefer.

Notes

You can replace the leeks with half a yellow or red onion if necessary.
You can replace the red beans with other beans, like black beans, or even with something already seasoned like ranch beans.
Add more veggies if you like! Other great additions are corn, yellow squash, or jalapeno for extra heat.
You’ll also need additional toppings like shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions, and cornflakes (or crackers).
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week and then reheat on the stove or in the microwave as needed.

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Nutritional facts

Türkiye chili

Amount per service

% daily value*

*Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutrition is automatically calculated using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where appropriate, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.



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