Turkey Chili

Try this delicious chili recipe for your next get together

Matt Messina

For a crowd pleasing dish at your next party make this one pot meal. But beware, your guests will be asking you to make this again and again.


  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 Pound ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 Cups water (Or broth)
  • 1 (twenty-eight ounce) can canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (sixteen ounce) cans canned kidney beans - drained, rinsed, and mashed
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper


Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place turkey in the pot, and cook until evenly brown. Stir in onion, and cook until tender.Pour water (or chicken broth) into the pot.

Mix in tomatoes, kidney beans, and garlic. Season chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.

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.