Hearty Turkey Chili

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
 
Hearty Turkey Chili is a classic go-to chili recipe made with plenty of fresh flavors and packed with protein! This is a recipe that kids and adults will love.
A large bowl of turkey chili

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • dash of salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 ¼ cup Merlot or other fruity red wine
  • 28 ounce can whole tomatoes undrained and coarsely chopped
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 2 cans (15 ounce) kidney beans drained

Instructions

  1. Heat a large Dutch oven or saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, garlic, onion, and green bell pepper. Cook about 8 minutes or until the turkey is cooked through, stirring to crumble.
  2. Add the tomato paste, chili powder, brown sugar, cumin, dried oregano, salt, pepper and bay leaves. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, tomatoes and kidney beans. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Uncover and cook for 30 minutes. Discard the bay leaves.
  4. Garnish with cheese and sour cream, if desired.

Notes

  • You can use chicken broth instead of the wine, if desired. 
  • You can omit the brown sugar, if desired. 
  • Serve with your favorite toppings like avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, chives, etc.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 196, Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 420mg, Potassium: 846mg, Carbohydrates: 17g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g, Protein: 20g, Vitamin A: 1210%, Vitamin C: 37.7%, Calcium: 99%, Iron: 4.1%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best turkey chili, ground turkey chili, turkey chili
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