Simple Turkey Chili Recipe

Simple Turkey Chili Recipe

The weather here in Upper Michigan really cooled down this week putting the whole family in the mood for chili. When I mentioned turkey chili for some reason it really caught on, and I had no choice other than to put it on the menu for supper.

This Simple Turkey Chili Recipe, unlike a lot of other chili recipes, does not call for a lot of cooking time-within an hour you can have hot chili sitting in front of your family on the table. I prepared the recipe as written and thought the spices came together perfectly; but I don’t like a lot of heat. So if you want to turn up the heat a little bit, just increase the amount cayenne pepper. If you’re in the mood for chili and don’t have a lot of time to spend letting it cook give this Simple Turkey Chili Recipe a try. Enjoy



1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

1 pound ground turkey

1 onion (chopped)

1 green pepper chopped

2 cups tomato juice

1 can canned crushed tomatoes (28 ounce)

1 can canned kidney beans (16 ounce drained and rinsed)

1 tablespoon garlic (minced)

2 tablespoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (or to taste)

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper



1.  In a large fry pan using the oil over medium heat, brown the turkey with the onions, green pepper, and garlic; cook until turkey is evenly brown.

chopped green pepper and onion browning turkey

2. Mix all ingredients in a large pot; simmer for 30 minutes or until onion and green pepper is tender.

turkey chili mix cooking chili

Garnish individual bowls with shredded cheddar (optional)

Serves 4-6

Simple Turkey Chili