Best Yet Turkey Chili Recipe -
Best Yet Turkey Chili Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Best Yet Turkey Chili

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"This chili is delicious. Add whatever amount of seasonings your family enjoys, and also add extra vegetables like zucchini and carrots if you want. Please make and enjoy -- I know you will!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Place turkey and bell pepper in a large saucepan over medium heat, and cook until turkey is evenly brown. Mix in beans, tomatoes, and corn. Season with cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes. Add water if you want a more liquid chili.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 12, 2006

Here's the modifications I made: Eliminated cinnamon/ Increased all other spices to 1 tbs./ Added 1 tbs. minced garlic/ Added sprinkle of garlic powder. It was delicious! Hearty and chunky with just the right amount of zip.I served it with shredded cheddar cheese on top. Beware: This recipe makes an enormous vat - so use your biggest skillet or pot.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2010

Ok - my review is based on customizations so I cannot give my true score, but the overall combination of flavors was not our favorite. I enjoyed it after the first few bites, but my wife, who loves chili, did not. We took the other reviews and went with a tablespoon of the spices...except we kept the tablespoon of cinnamon! Too sweet! However, even with the others, we felt it was a good heat level but lacked depth of flavor. Might try again sticking to the recipe, but not the best.

Oct 29, 2005

I browned the ground turkey 1st in a non-stick pan & then drained it. I then took it out of the pan, added a little olive oil to the pan, & sauteed a chopped onion with the green pepper. I used frozen corn & added a cup of water as I prefer it with a little more liquid. Also I added more seasoning as a "pinch" of the seasonings made it too bland. Next time, I'll make a double batch & put it in individual sized frozen containers that I can bring to work for lunch.

Oct 17, 2005

I made this chili over the weekend, and my husband and I really loved it! I thought the choice of spices was different, but it was very tasty! I didn't have black beans in the cupboard so used red kidney beans and it was very good. I'll use this recipe again.

Oct 05, 2005

Easy and super good!

Nov 30, 2009

This chili is great on its own, but for variation I add a corn bread topping. Just follow Rachel's instructions, but simmer for only 5 min so the beans do not over cook. Pour the chili into a large casserole dish and then spread corn bread mix on top (I use 2 packages of Jiffy, skip the oil to keep healthy). Tent with tin foil and bake for 45min-1 hour in the oven (I usually remove the tin foil after 30 min so the top gets brown). This is a great recipe for busy weeknights as you can prepare the chili days in advance, then add corn bread mix and bake when you're ready to eat and serve.

Oct 21, 2005

I fixed this chili for supper and we really enjoyed it. I didn't have canned corn, so I used frozen corn and it worked fine. I'm always looking for recipes using ground turkey, and this one is a keeper. Thanks

Nov 03, 2010

This is a great recipe to start with. I made some modifications like other readers - no cinnamon, no bell pepper, drained the beans, and used frozen corn. I used a small amount of ground red cayenne pepper. My 1 year old loved it (don't worry I took his portions out before I kicked up the chili powder :). I will definitely make this again but have to do something to add some heat to my portion.


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  • Calories
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 9.2 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 31.1 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 829 mg
  • 33%

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

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