Monday, December 10, 2012

Turkey Bean Chili

Ground turkey is a great alternative to ground beef and is suitable to exchange for beef in most recipes. I have found, however, it usually requires more spice than ground beef. This recipe for Turkey Chili can easily be converted to a vegetarian dish by simply omitting the turkey. Serve up with some warm biscuits or buns and you have a very hearty, healthy meal. Thank you to Snixy Kitchen for the recipe. She also made some cornbread so you may want to check that out!

Turkey Bean Chili
by Laureen King from ArtandtheKitchen
recipe by Snixy Kitchen
Prep Time: 20 mins.    Cook Time: 30 mins.    Serves 6-8
  • 11/2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. chill powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes (don't drain)
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  1. In large skillet heat oil, add turkey and cook until browned.
  2. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Add red pepper, onions, and garlic, cook until tender.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, beans, corn.
  5. Add in all the spices.
  6. Heat to boil, then reduce to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. If you find chili too thick thin with tomato juice.


  1. Looks amazing Loreen - can't wait to try it!

  2. Thanks for following me on Pin.
    The chili looks warming and delicious. Perfect for the season.

    1. Thanks Angie, don't you just love Pinterest, it has replaced the box full of magazine clippings. Now if I only had enough time to do all those ideas!

  3. Made this tonight - absolute winner! Loved every bite and plenty of leftovers for the week.

    1. That's great Jamie, really makes me happy when others make and enjoy my recipes!

  4. Great recipe....made it twice.....only suggestion: add 1 can V-8!

    1. I will give that a try next time I make it.