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Turkey Chili

December 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely diced
  • 4 cans of kidney beans
  • 4 cans of tomato sauce 
  • 1/4 – 1/3 chili powder
  • 1/3 cups of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin


  • Brown the turkey with the onion and green pepper until thoroughly cooked.
  • Drain the beans and then add to meat mixture.
  • Add the tomato sauce to the meat mixture, stirring well to incorporate.
  • Add the spices, stirring well after each addition.
  • Taste to see if the spices are all right for your taste buds.  You may add more spices as needed.  If it gets to spicy, you can add more brown sugar to tone it back down.
  • Simmer for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

Serving Ideas

We like to serve our chili kind of like a taco salad with cheese, chips, and lettuce.  Mr. Right and children like to have it with pasta.  My mom has been known to eat it kind of like a sloppy joe on bread with mustard.

Batch Cooking & Freezer Tips 

This recipe makes a lot of chili.  Sometimes, I will add more beans to it to make it an even bigger batch of chili for very little money.  Typically, we will eat it for 1 or 2 meals and then freeze the rest in freezer bags.  We can simply defrost a bag full of the chili, heat it up, and have it for a warm meal throughout winter.

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