This easy turkey chili recipe can be prepped and cooked in less than an hour
As the weather gets colder and our stock pots, slow cookers and Instapots emerge from the back of the cabinets, I’m always looking for tasty and easy recipes that are as healthy as they are comforting on a chilly day.
This ground turkey chili recipe is a hearty and healthy dish packed with lean protein, takes only 1 hour from start to finish, and even better, it’s certified kid- and Dr. Todd-approved!
Turkey Chili Recipe Ingredients
- 4 cloves of fresh garlic
- One onion
- One large bell pepper
- Large can of crushed tomatoes
- 1 jar of tomatillo salsa
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can white beans
- 1/2 bag of frozen corn (preferably fire roasted for extra flavor!)
- Vegetable broth – 16oz (half of one 32oz box)
- Olive oil – 1 tbsp
- Cumin – 1 tsp
- Chili powder – to taste
- Garlic powder – 1 tbsp
- Salt – to taste
- Black pepper – to taste
- In large stock pot, heat olive oil and sauté chopped garlic and onion together on medium heat until onion is nearly translucent
- Add chopped bell pepper and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes
- Add ground turkey and cook together until turkey is mostly brown.
- Add chopped bell pepper and frozen corn
- Once turkey is cooked through, drain any fat / excess liquid from the mixture
- Add beans and season mixture with cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper
- Reduce heat to low and let simmer together for 5-7 minutes
- Add can of crushed tomatoes (with liquid), half of your jar of tomatillo salsa, vegetable stock and stir
- Cover and let simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally
That’s it! In one hour you have a healthy, satisfying dish for the chilly fall and winter days. The turkey chili recipe can easily be doubled and you can freeze the extra portions for an even quicker and easier meal when you’re in a rush to get a healthy meal on the table!Extra healthy tip: Try adding some sliced avocado to the top of your bowl of chili to tuck in some extra omega-3 fatty acids, or if your kids are like mine were when they were younger and didn’t like “green things,” try sprinkling a small amount of ground flaxseed in before serving. They won’t even know it’s there!