Here’s my delicious turkey chili recipe that is healthy and so easy to make! I mixed a few recipes that I found online to create my own version. When I’m having busy days (or want a cozy meal!) I just whip this meal up in less than an hour. I hope you will give this a try!
UPDATED November 2018: Went back into this post to edit the ingredients since I’ve mastered the true taste of what I like to call my famous chili! Since sharing this recipe with you guys on my blog, I’ve been making it atleast once a month – it’s that good that I crave it all year round. Enjoy!
Enough olive oil to coat the bottom of your stock pot for cooking
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
2 pound extra lean ground turkey
4 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (u can skip this is you don’t want any hint of spicy)
2 tablespoons salt (I use himalayan), plus more to taste
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1-2 cups low sodium chicken broth (I do 1 cup and 1/4)
1 (12-ounce) jar of salsa (I love the Green Mountain MILD salsa it just adds extra flavor)
1 (15 oz) can sweet corn, rinsed and drained (so delicious but I stopped putting corn in mine because it hurts my tummy)
Optional toppings: shredded cheese, avocado, tortilla chips, fritos, or what I love is the SIETE grain-free seal salt brand of chips, cilantro, sour cream (Redwood Hill Farm Green Valley brand has a lactose-free one we use and it is delicious)
Place oil in a large pot to cover/coat the base and place over medium high heat. Add in onion, garlic and red pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. Next add in ground turkey and break up the meat; cooking until no longer pink. Next add in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper and salt; stir for about 20 seconds.
Next add in tomatoes, chicken broth, entire salsa jar, and corn. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally and then reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until chili thickens and flavors come together. Taste and adjust seasonings and salt as necessary. Garnish with fun toppings mentioned above if you’d like!
*Makes about 6-8 servings (unless you’re my husband and portion a big bowl for yourself lol!)