Recipe: Turkey Chili

Even though it's officially Fall, and a week into October, the weather has not been very fall-like, not even a little bit, when I'm still wearing shorts and the humidity is insane. However, I can't let it stop me from making alllllll the fall recipes. I love the comforting meals, the soups and chili, and breads. I decided the other night that I just couldn't wait for the weather to catch up with the season, and I grabbed all of the ingredients I needed to make some chili. I also picked up a fresh  loaf of french bread from our local bakery. 

I could have just threw all the ingredients in a slow cooker, but I wanted to make dinner with Sal no matter how late at night it was after we both got home from work. It was a simple recipe, and only required a few ingredients that I didn't already have on hand. I'm glad I ended up scooping up some ground turkey from costco, because now I have enough to make this again, maybe when the weather is actually chilly. Chilly Chili. Ha. 

Turkey Chili

1 package lean ground turkey
1 whole small onion, diced
5 Roma Tomatoes, diced
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
3 bell peppers (yellow, red, green), diced
1 small jalapeño  
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 container vegetable broth

1. In a large pot, heat vegetable broth and 2 cans of beans on low until they come to a simmer. 

2. Add in diced tomatoes and spices; stir to mix thoroughly. 

3. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet sprayed with cooking spray, cook turkey on medium heat until browned. 

4. Mix diced onions and peppers into turkey and cook for another minute. Add turkey, pepper, and onion mixture into pot with the rest of the ingredients simmering. Continue to heat on low until ready to serve. 

5. Remove from heat and serve! 


It was delicious and we devoured it with our buttered warm fresh bread. Sal hates beans, and even ate a whole bowl! We had enough leftover to enjoy it for lunch for a few days, or dinner when we didn't feel like cooking. I cannot wait to make this easy recipe again! 

Let me know below if you try it, I'd love to know