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The Best Turkey Chili

Valerie Brunmeier

"This is just the best tasting chili. My family prefers it over beef chili. I like to put out toppings such as chopped onion, cilantro, chopped bell pepper, cheese, and sour cream and let everyone serve themselves."
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2 h 30 m servings 214 cals
Original recipe yields 14 servings (14 cups)


  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 562 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cook and stir the ground turkey in a large pot over medium heat until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, onion, garlic, and red wine. Season with chili powder, cumin, parsley, oregano, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 2 hours. Stir the chili occasionally as it simmers. Remove and discard bay leaves before serving.

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  1. 79 Ratings

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This was my first time making chili, and the recipe was a great guide. I used 1 lb of ground turkey and 1 lb of ground chicken because that's what I had in the fridge. Worked great. I added some...

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I use this recipe now and again because I always have all of the ingredients in the pantry. That being said, it always turns out pretty bland and I end up having to almost double the seasoning....

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This was my first time making chili, and the recipe was a great guide. I used 1 lb of ground turkey and 1 lb of ground chicken because that's what I had in the fridge. Worked great. I added some...

Good recipe. I've made a turkey chili similar to this for a few years. I find the proportions here are substantially similar. Some of the time, I have to omit the bay leaf (personal taste) an...

This is almost just like I make. The only difference is I sautee a chopped green bell pepper in with the onions. I also use a jar of black bean salsa (or whatever salsa I have on hand) instead o...

I guess you like your chili spicy because we used 2 tablespoons of chili powder and we couldn't eat it because it was so spicy. Did you use a specific type of chili powder?

We are on a low cal. diet and this was the best recipe for turkey chili. It has a lot of favor. I can eat only one cup and it satisfies.

Amazingly delicious! I followed recipe exactly and the flavor is delicious!!! Never had chili with red wine in it. A fun variation to my regular chili. Will definitely make again!

I cooked this recipe Sunday and it was great. My family loved it. I forgot to add the red wine. It was a simple and quick recipe. I will try it with the red wine next time. It was not as spi...

I make this about the same, but I like to add whole canned mushrooms and pork and beans with molassas.I add a couple packages of already made chili spice you can buy at any store instead of the ...

OMG, this recipe is absolutly amazing. I have shared this with frinds and have gotten rave reviews. All the flavors and balanced well through out. Top with shredded sharp cheese, chopped onion a...