Stef’s Kitchen Creations ~ Turkey Chili


A simple and hearty chili with plenty of flavor! I never thought I’d even try a chili recipe other than our loved old family favorite standby made with ground beef. After picking up a large amount of ground turkey I decided it was time to try turkey chili. Something different and a bit healthier. Gasp…my husband and I enjoyed this more than the recipe with ground beef! I have two boys who are thankfully not picky eaters but put kidney beans in front of them and you can see their noses slowly turn upwards so I decided to use my electric chopper (a kitchen must if you don’t have one) to finely cut up the beans. Why didn’t I think of this sooner? They actually enjoyed it rather than just ‘get through it’. I always make sure to serve chili with rolls or cornbread. This time I didn’t have to urge them to finish their chili. Success!





1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces of celery, chopped
Red or green pepper, chopped
2 cups water
1 (28 oz) can canned crushed or diced tomatoes
Half of a 455 ml Heinz chili sauce
1 (16 ounce) can canned kidney beans – drained, rinsed, and mashed
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place turkey in the pot, and cook until evenly brown. Stir in onion, celery and peppers and cook until tender. Pour water into the pot. Mix in tomatoes, chili sauce, kidney beans, garlic and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.

June 11, 2014 - 7:43 am

Tanya - Looks delicious, Stef. Why did I never think to chop up the kidney beans either?? Thanks!

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