Ground Turkey Chili Recipe with beans and veggies!
Warm up on cold fall days with this spicy and delicious turkey chili. It’s filled with vegetables, beans, and a bit of cheese on top. You will love every delicious bite!
My classic chili recipe is a crowd favorite at every cooking competition I take it to, but every now and then I like to do something more unique. This turkey chili, sweet potato chili, and green enchilada pork chili are perfect for converting it!
turkey + beans
Have you tried putting ground turkey in the chili? this is my favourite! You can’t even tell the difference from ground beef. It’s just a little leaner and healthier, but still just as delicious. You can also add some leftover shredded turkey to your Thanksgiving dinner.
Don’t forget the beans! This recipe calls for kidney beans, but you can substitute any beans you like. or a mixture of several different types. Anyway – this turkey chili recipe is so good and definitely worth making.
How to make
Brown turkey. Take a large pot and heat over medium heat. Add olive oil and let it heat up too. Add the turkey and cook for a few minutes until it is browned.
Add + simmer. After the turkey is cooked, add the water, tomatoes, beans, corn, garlic and spices to the pot. Bring everything to a boil and turn the heat to low. Cover and cook for 25-30 minutes.
Your house will be filled with delicious chili spice and your family will come to see what’s for dinner!
Serve your turkey chili with your favorite toppings Like avocados, tortilla strips, nachos, grated cheese, cilantro and more! We love it with cornbread. always a good idea! !
Changes + additions. You can make many variations and additions to this recipe. Feel free to add different beans, vegetables, cheese or spices. You can also use ground beef instead of ground turkey if you like. Make it your own and enjoy!
Sometimes I think turkey chiles will taste better in the next few days because the flavors really come together.
store any leftover peppers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should keep for up to 6 days in the refrigerator. Great for lunch and leftovers!
You can also freeze this chili There will be later. It will keep in the refrigerator for about 6 months. Pour it into a freezer-safe gallon bag, label and date, and put it in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat, thaw it on the stove.
Turkey chili is great to make at night when you have guests over because this recipe makes so much. We always love to make chili for Halloween night – might be trying this turkey version this year!
For more chili recipes, try:
Calories 83 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 pound ground turkey (or shredded turkey)
- 2 cups water
- 1 28 oz.can crush tomatoes
- 1 16 oz.Can kidney beans be drained and rinsed?
- 1 15 oz.canned corn
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Cook turkey in a large pot with olive oil over medium heat.
Add the water, tomatoes, beans, garlic and spices to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes.