This 30-minute Turkey Chili is both quick and easy to make. Whether you're making chili for the first time or just looking for a new-to-you recipe, this chili is a winner.
This chili recipe has about 30 grams of protein and under 300 calories per serving!
This chili is made on the stovetop; no fun gadgets need. Much to my dismay, you know I love a kitchen gadget!
If you are looking for an Instant Pot version, check out my ground beef Instant Pot Chili. You can just swap the turkey into that one if you want to stick with the turkey.
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No secret ingredient to this chili, just easy to find grocery items.
- Ground Turkey
- Spices - chili powder, coriander, salt & pepper
- Garlic - minced fresh or minced from a jar is fine
- Beans - kidney beans or black beans are good too
- Tomato sauce - be sure not to have an Italian seasoned sauce
- Diced Tomato - Ro-tel or similar with chilies. Use mild or hot to your preference.
- Jalapeno Pepper - jarred - be sure to drain the liquid.
- Broth - chicken or vegetable broth or stock - bone broth is great!
- Oil - olive oil or similar
TIP: To add even more protein to this meal, use HOMEMADE CHICKEN BONE BROTH or store bought in place of traditional stock/broth.
Cook the ground turkey until no longer pink. Add the onion, garlic and jalapenos and cook a few minutes more.
I used to think tools like this meat masher (above) were ridiculous until I was given one and now I use it every single time I'm cooking ground meat. I love it.
Add everything else to the pot and bring to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, knock back the heat to low and simmer about 25 minutes.
After about a half hour, this chili is done. However, if you want to keep simmering, feel free to do so. Flavors do keep melding and building as a chili simmers longer, so if you have the time go for it, if not, don't.
Chili is great on its own and sometimes I eat it as is, but sometimes I like to pile on the toppings and here are a few of my favorite chili toppings:
- Sour Cream
- Shredded Cheese
- Chopped red onion
- Chopped cilantro
- Crispy fried jalapeno pieces
- Crushed tortilla chips or strips
- Chopped green onions/scallions
Wondering what goes well with Turkey Chili? Here are a few of my favorite sides and accompaniments:
- Tortilla chips
- French fries
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Baked Potato
- Hot dog
- Grilled Cheese
Leftover chili can be stored an in airtight container, in the refrigerator for four days or in the freezer for up to six months.
Easy 30 Minute Turkey Chili
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 20 ounce ground turkey
- 1 small sweet onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic chopped or minced
- ¼ cup jarred jalapeno slices drained and chopped
- 2 teaspoon coriander (ground)
- 2 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt kosher
- ½ teaspoon black pepper freshly cracked
- 15 ounce tomato sauce
- 15 ounce can diced tomatoes with chilies
- 14 ounce can kidney beans rinsed and drained
- 6 ounce chicken or vegetable stock
Optional garnishes: shredded cheddar cheese, chives, sour cream
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in a stock pot/chili pot. Add turkey and cook while breaking up, until no longer pink. Add onion, garlic and jalapeno. Season with coriander, chili powder, salt and pepper.
- Add in the tomato sauce, tomatoes, beans and stock. Stir well to combine everything.
- Bring mixture up to a boil then knock back the heat to a simmer. Continue simmering for 20 minutes.
- Serve with desired garnishes and tortilla chips!
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