30 Minute Warm and Hearty Turkey Chili

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30 Minute Warm and Hearty Turkey Chili | 31Daily.com

I’m in love with this Turkey Chili. My family is in love with this Turkey Chili. It’s so easy and simple… and just plain good! A bit of spice, a richness only cocoa can bring, and healthy ground turkey makes this chili perfect for weeknight meals, or cozy weekends.

It doesn’t matter the season, although its frequency on my weekly meal plan increases exponentially when the air turns brisk and chilly. And in my neck of the woods, is about 9 months out of the year. But I’ve also been known to make it even in the summer when the fresh peppers are populating my garden.

It’s winter now, snow is drifting by my window. The thought of fresh peppers, tomatoes, and summer sun seem almost unreal. But… very, very pleasant!

This Turkey Chili is one of those easy, simple dishes to whip up with mostly pantry ingredients. It’s hardy, and comforting, and warm, and in my book… perfect. I like to serve it with a slice of warm-from-the-oven cornbread, drizzled with honey, of course!

30 Minute Warm and Hearty Turkey Chili | 31Daily.com

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30 Minute Warm and Hearty Turkey Chili

30 Minute Warm and Hearty Turkey Chili | 31Daily.com

I’m in love with this Turkey Chili. My family is in love with this Turkey Chili. It’s so easy and simple… and just plain good! A bit of spice, a richness only cocoa can bring, and healthy ground turkey makes this chili perfect for weeknight meals, or cozy weekends.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 lbs. ground turkey
  • medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • to taste – 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 14 oz cans fire roasted and diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 15 oz can chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 14 oz can kidney beans, drained

Garnish

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • scallions
  • sour cream

Instructions

In a large saucepan, saute the onion in the olive oil for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft. Add the garlic and ground turkey. Cook until the turkey is browned and crumbled and the onions are soft. Add the chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, tomatoes, broth, water, and tomato sauce. Stir to combine and coat the meat. Bring to a boil and then let the chili simmer about 10 minutes.

Once the chili mixture has simmered, add the kidney beans and chopped bell pepper. Stir and continue to let simmer for 15 to 2o minutes, or until the peppers are soft.

Ladle into bowls and garnish with cheddar cheese, scallions, and sour cream.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 258 calories
30 Minute Warm and Hearty Turkey Chili | 31Daily.com

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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