Nothing warms up the belly like a nice bowl of chili. However, we try to stay away from too much ground beef in our home. That does not mean you need to stop making chili, substitute ground turkey for the meat in this super easy turkey chili recipe. You probably have everything in your pantry right now anyway.
I did not have any bell peppers when I made this recipe and only had one can of kidney beans so I made some substitutions. I used a can of white beans instead. Outside of the color, there was not really flavor change.
Make a lighter meal at your super bowl party, by swapping your heavy chili recipe for this light and easy turkey chili recipe, if you don’t tell anyone they may not even notice. This was a great starting point for a chili recipe. Feel free to substitute different veggies or beans.
I might even try to brown the turkey and onions and then add it to my crock pot next time.
Easy Turkey Chili
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 cup sweet onions chopped
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1/4 cup chopped bell peppers
- 1 pould ground turkey
- 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes (undrained)
- 2 16 oz red kidney beansq drained & Rinsed
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 cups low sodium chicken stock
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 cup frozen or canned corn
- 1 tsp hotsauce or to taste
- 3 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 Tbsp cumin or to taste
In a large skillet, saute onions, garlic and bell peppers in olive oil over medium heat until onions are translucent. Add ground turkey and cook until browned.
Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Optional: Top with low fat sour cream, cheese, green onions etc.