Monday, September 9, 2013

Turkey Chili Recipe

Tonight, even though I was still not feeling well, I went ahead with almost all of the supper plan (just didn't make the cornbread). My loving husband did offer to bring home some kind of take-out, but since I already had the ground turkey thawed and the ingredients ready to go, I declined his generous and thoughtful offer (thanks, my love!). I guess I also knew that a steamy chili would feel good on my throat. 

Here's my recipe, which is a family favourite.

Turkey Chili

2 packages of ground turkey (mine were 1.25 lbs. each)
1 large onion, chopped
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
2 (15.5 oz.) cans of cannellini, great northern or navy beans, undrained
2 (4 oz.) cans chopped green chilies
1 (32 oz.) box chicken broth
3/4 cup beef broth
2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1 tsp. salt or to taste

Toppings: shredded cheddar or Monterrey jack, sour cream, pickled jalapeƱos, tortilla chips 

Cook ground turkey, onion and garlic in a stock pot until turkey is no longer pink. Drain grease. Return stock pot to flame. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 30 minutes. This can also be put in the crock pot to simmer on low 4-5 hours, if it makes your life easier to get it together earlier in the day. 

As you can see in the very non-food-blogger photo above, this "chili" is more soupy than regular chili. We like it that way because we eat it with cornbread or with tortilla chips. You can always eliminate some of the liquid if you would like it less soupy. You can also go with all chicken broth. I just like the richer flavour that I get from adding the beef broth.

We will enjoy this recipe again and again in autumn and winter. It's the perfect comfort food for chilly evening.

Have you made a good tried and true recipe lately? Or maybe tried a new recipe? I'd love to hear about it in the comments. xo

I am linking up with Try A New Recipe TuesdayTotally Tasty Tuesday and It's a Mom's Life.


  1. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" This looks really delicious. I am featuring your recipe this week! Be sure to stop by and grab an "I've been featured" button from my sidebar for your blog. The post should go live by late Monday afternoon. I hope you will be able to share with us again this week! :-)

  2. Mmm..that looks yummy! I've been looking for a new chili recipe - I may have to try this one!

    Thanks for linking up with It's a Mom's Life. I hope you'll join us again this week (starting tonight!)

    1. Thanks, Erika! It's one of my husband's favourites, so I make it often. :)