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Super Hearty Turkey Chili

Total Time
1 hr 23 min
25 min
58 min
This easy one-pot chili is a satisfying choice for a cold day at home or a potluck. It boasts kidney beans, lean turkey, and a variety of fresh vegetables. You can substitute ground chicken for the turkey and use any type of beans that you like. If you end up with a chili that’s too thin for your taste, stir in a teaspoon or two of cornstarch to speed up the thickening process without changing the flavour. To amp up the heat in this chili, add cayenne pepper or freshly diced chili peppers with the seeds. Finish the chili with chopped scallions.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Canola oil

1 tsp(s)


1 large, chopped


2 large clove(s), minced

Uncooked 93% lean ground turkey

1 pound(s)


2 medium, thinly sliced into rounds

Chili powder

2 tbsp(s)


1 tbsp(s)

Crushed red pepper flakes

1½ tsp(s)

Ground cumin

1 tsp(s)


2 medium, chopped

Canned tomato sauce

1 cup(s)

Canned chicken broth

1 cup(s)

Apple cider vinegar

1½ tbsp(s)

Cooked kidney beans

1½ cup(s), rinsed and drained

Green bell pepper

1 medium, chopped

Table salt

½ tsp(s), or to taste

Black pepper

tsp(s), or to taste

Uncooked scallions

¼ cup(s), chopped


  1. Coat a large pot with cooking spray; place over medium heat. Add oil and onion; sauté onion until soft, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and carrots; cook until garlic is softened, about 1 minute. Add turkey; brown meat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 5 minutes. Stir to break up lumps.
  2. Add chili powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, cumin, tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, vinegar, beans and green pepper; bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until meat and vegetables are tender, about 30 to 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper; garnish with scallions. Yields about 1 cup per serving.