This recipe for Turkey Bean Chili is so versatile, you can substitute ground turkey for ground beef. You can even eliminate the meat and make it vegetarian. Ground turkey is a bit on the bland side so it usually requires more spice than ground beef and this recipe has the perfect balance of spices. Serve with some warm biscuits or buns and you have a very hearty, healthy meal the whole family will love.
Turkey Bean Chili
- 1 1/2 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 chili 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 Worcestershire sauce
- 1 can (28 oz) 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
- In large skillet heat oil, add turkey and cook until browned.
- Season with salt and pepper
- Add red pepper, onions, and garlic, cook until tender.
- Stir in tomatoes, beans and corn.
- Add in all the spices.
- Heat to boil, then reduce to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
- If you find chili too thick thin with tomato juice.
Another great recipe to try using ground turkey is Turkey Meatballs.