Turkey chili.

I love chili.  In fact my entire family does.  It is the quintessential food for cold days, football viewing days & rainy days – whenever.  I lighten this recipe up by using lean organic ground turkey & by using a lot of spices to pump up the flavor.  I hope you give this one a try!


2 tsp of olive oil
1 lb lean ground turkey (not the dark meat)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 – 15 oz cans of dark red beans
1 – 28 oz can of chopped tomatoes.  I like Furmano’s with onions and peppers for this recipe.
1 – 6 oz can of tomato paste
1/4 c of water
1 tsp of chili powder
2 tbl of ground cumin
2 tsp of cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional:  I throw in one jalapeño chopped with seeds.

Low fat cheddar cheese
1 red onion, diced
1 jalapeño, chopped

In a large Dutch oven, heat the olive oil.  Once hot, add the onions, peppers and ground turkey.  Cook until no longer pink.  Add the garlic & the remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil.  Turn down, cover and let simmer for 1-6 hours.  Stirring, of course, occasionally.  Top with cheddar, onions or jalapeños.  Enjoy!

The spoon was made for me by Carrie.  Here is the link to her Etsy page 🙂




— Knead to Cook

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    1. Oh thank you so much for such kind words. It has been such a fun experience. I really love sharing my recipes and exploits in the kitchen. I hope to “see” you again soon 🙂