Healthy and Flavorful Ground Turkey Chili Recipe
Turkey chili is all the rage right now, and you don’t want to miss out on this party! This recipe is a healthier alternative to a hearty classic. Trust me. It is simply delicious. I’ve been experimenting with making the best turkey chili. Not to brag, but I’ve nailed it! Of course, you’ll need to put in the work to master this amazing recipe, but it’s worth it.
This rich, flavorful, and comforting turkey chili makes for the perfect cold-weather dish. While turkey is leaner than pork or beef, this dish is still just as thick and tasty. I add plenty of spices, including cumin, paprika, and dried oregano, to make every bite burst with flavors. For this recipe, you must add a dark beer to the chili to get its rich buttery taste. You probably haven’t even noticed, but beer is a quintessential ingredient for all great chilis!
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Looking for a healthy and flavorful meal that’s perfect for feeding a crowd? This ground turkey chili recipe is just what you need! Made with succulent ground turkey, a variety of veggies, and a blend of spices, this chili is low in fat and high in protein, making it a great option for a nutritious and filling meal. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste preferences, whether you like your chili mild or spicy. Serve it with some delicious homemade corn muffins for a complete and satisfying meal everyone will love. This recipe yields enough chili to feed a crowd but can easily be adjusted to suit your needs. And if you have leftovers, don’t worry – the chili freezes well and can be enjoyed later for a quick and satisfying meal.
How does turkey chili taste?
If you’re accustomed to eating beef or vegetarian chili, you may wonder what to expect from a turkey-based recipe. Turkey offers a texture similar to beef but packs an intense, juicy flavor that pairs beautifully with chili beans and spices. Turkey chili is also still very juicy, so it is a great alternative if you are trying to lose some weight.
What Are The Health Benefits Of Turkey?
Turkey chili offers a number of health benefits as a tasty alternative to beef. Compared to beef, turkey is lower in fat and cholesterol, making it a healthier choice for those who need to watch their intake of these nutrients. Additionally, turkey is a rich protein and iron source, essential for maintaining strong muscles and healthy blood cells.
When combined with vegetables and a blend of flavorful spices, turkey chili becomes a satisfying, nourishing, low-calorie dish that can be enjoyed as a hearty meal. So next time you’re looking for a nutritious and delicious alternative to beef chili, try this turkey chili recipe!
How many people will this turkey chili recipe feed?
Whether you’re cooking a family dinner or going to a potluck, you can keep everyone happy. This particular recipe will feed about eight people, but you can easily double (or triple!) the recipe to accommodate more. The chili also freezes well, meaning you can whip up a large batch now and enjoy a meal later.
What can I serve with turkey chili?
Turkey chili is a hearty and satisfying meal that’s perfect for cozy nights. But what should you serve with it to make it even better? Look no further than our delicious yellow corn- biscuits. These fluffy, golden muffins are the perfect complement to the spicy, savory flavors of the chili. They’re also easy to make and can be whipped up quickly. So whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a crowd-pleasing party dish, this turkey chili and corn muffins will surely be a hit. Try our recipe today and taste the deliciousness for yourself!
Best Chili Toppings
As mentioned earlier, chili is a delicious and versatile dish that can be elevated with various toppings. My personal favorites include shredded cheddar cheese for its creamy and savory flavor. Jalapenos for a bit of heat and crunch. Avocado for a refreshing contrast. I also love to add scallions for their fresh, oniony taste, cilantro for its bright and herbaceous pop, and crushed tortilla chips for a crispy and salty texture.
To balance out the spiciness of the chili, I recommend topping it with sour cream for its tangy creaminess. Red onions add some sharpness and crunch, while diced tomatoes bring a burst of acidity and sweetness to each spoonful. By combining these toppings, you can create a delicious and satisfying bowl of chili that’s perfect for any occasion.
In a deep stock pot, over medium-high heat, add the ground turkey, using a wooden spoon, and break the meat until it is no more stick together.
Once the meat is done cooking, add the tomato paste, 1 tablespoon of dry oregano, half of the fresh oregano, 1 teaspoon of dry paprika, the chipotle pepper, and 1 tablespoon of cumin.
Mix everything together and cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat!
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. When it's hot, add onion and sauté for 3 minutes, followed by celery, red peppers, and chopped jalapeno. Sauté for 3 minutes until the vegetables start softening. Next, add the garlic, then cumin, salt, and paprika. Sauté for 2 minutes.
Add the sauteed vegetables over the cooked ground turkey and mix.
Add the beans and cook for another 5 minutes! And it’s all done! enjoy
Top with a slice of green pepper, cilantro, shredded cheese, and sour cream. I hope you love this amazing turkey chili recipe as much as I do! Give it a try, and tell me about your experience in the comments below.
|3 lbs ground turkey|
|1 large onion (chopped)|
|4 celery stalks (chopped small)|
|2 red bell pepper (chopped)|
|6 cloves minced garlic|
|6 cups roasted tomatoes (chopped and juiced OR)|
|3 cans tomatoes (peeled and chopped, cooked with 2 cups of either turkey or chicken broth)|
|3 tablespoon tomatoes paste|
|3 cans cannellini beans (or your choice of beans)|
|2 chipotle chiles in adobo (chopped)|
|1 jalapeno (chopped)|
|24 oz dark beer|
|2 tablespoons olive oil|
|2 tablespoons ground cumin (separated)|
|2 teaspoons smoked paprika|
|1 tablespoon salt|
|1 tablespoon dry oregano|
|2 tablespoons fresh oregano (chopped)|
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