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Kickin' Spicy Turkey Beer Chili Recipe
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Kickin' Spicy Turkey Beer Chili

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"This delicious red chili has the right amount of kick and will warm you right up with ground turkey and veggies! Perfect with a beer, during a football game, on a cold winter night, or on top of a hot dog. This recipe is sure to please! Can be made on the stove top or slow cooker. Serve topped with fresh cilantro, green onion, shredded Cheddar cheese, and light sour cream on top with cornbread on the side. "

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 15 mins

    2 hrs 45 mins


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil, and cook the turkey until no longer pink; sprinkle the turkey meat with paprika, salt, and black pepper. Stir in the jalapeno peppers, onion, garlic, celery, green pepper, and chipotle peppers, then cook, stirring often, until the turkey meat is broken into crumbles and the onion is translucent, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili beans, dark beer, Worcestershire sauce, chili seasoning, and liquid smoke flavoring. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
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  • Cook's Note
  • To make in the slow cooker, place the cooked turkey meat and veggies into a slow cooker, and stir in the remaining ingredients. Heat on Low for approximately 4 hours. Cooking times may vary based on appliance.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 01, 2010

Great recipe. I like my chili somewhat spicy and hearty and using less peppers did the job for me. I followed the previous reviewer's suggestions and it came out great! Thanks for the easy and tasty recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 20, 2010

good, i've had better

Oct 27, 2010

My husband and I enjoy our chili on the spicy side. We had guests over who don't enjoy spicy food, so I omitted the adobe peppers and only did two jalapenos. This was wonderful. I can't wait to make it with all of the peppers the recipe calls for!

Dec 02, 2010

Excellent chili. It is easy to make and the amount of hot spices is easily adapted.

Nov 30, 2010

I only used 3 jalapeno peppers but it was plenty spicy! I also used a local Irish Red Ale, which was great. I look forward to trying a porter in this. I used Bush's BBQ baked beans instead of chili beans. Overall this recipe is a winner, it really jazzed up ground turkey meat!

Jul 22, 2011

Good chili-I used the crockpot method and it turned it well.

Feb 06, 2012

I made this according to the recipe. My husband loved it, but I think this recipe has made me decide that I do not like chipotle peppers in my chili. I love them in other recipes, just a personal preference to be aware of before diving in!

Jan 10, 2015

A well balanced chili with the perfect amount of heat. Perfect during football season.


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  • Calories
  • 298 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 9.2 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 20.2 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 1422 mg
  • 57%

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

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