Anytime Turkey Chili

Anytime Turkey Chili
Staff Writer
Anytime Turkey Chili

Taste of Home

Anytime Turkey Chili

There’s no need to wait until after Thanksgiving to try this recipe. Turkey is a lean, healthy source of protein that’s great other times of the year as well. Try this as an alternative to pork or beef chili.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup chopped sweet onion
  • ½ cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • One 16-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • One 15 ½-ounce can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • One 15-ounce can solid-pack pumpkin
  • One 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • One 14 ½-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cubed cooked turkey breast

Directions

In a large saucepan, sauté the onion, green pepper, oregano, and cumin in oil until the vegetables are tender. Add the garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

Stir in the beans, pumpkin, tomatoes, broth, water, brown sugar, chili powder, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add the turkey and heat through.

Turkey Chili Shopping Tip

Ground turkey is flavorful and has 65-75 percent less fat than ground beef.

Turkey Chili Cooking Tip

Because ground turkey has a low fat content, it can dry out easily; counter this by supplementing juicy ingredients with your ground turkey dish.