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Anytime Turkey Chili


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.


  • 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


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.